Well, this was a gift from J that was obtained on a Door County trip last year. Apparently my friend became a wine-appreciator on this trip. Not sure if they’re a wine lover yet, but they definitely dig it more than they used to. I’m not big on dessert wine, and from it being chocolate cherry, you would think that means it’s a dessert wine. Not so much. It is sweet, yes. In fact the label says it is a 5 on a sweetness scale in which 5 is the sweetest. I do not think this is the sweetest wine I’ve had- that designation would be to the Halloween wine that Dylan had me try last fall. Which I also liked, but that was so sweet I think I only finished one glass. Again, Dylan would have to confirm that. It made me loopy, though. This is designated as a sipping wine. Not sure what that means as I have never sipped a wine in my life. Don’t think I’m about to start now, either. I’m also, remember, not a fan of chocolate and fruit together in solid form-ie candy, etc. In liquid form? I can much easier adjust to that. The wine does have a great taste to it, however. I do really dig it. The only problem is I’m not a huge fan of sweet wine. I’ve had other Wisconsin wine- courtesy of Dylan, Lillian, and Erin.
Overall, the taste is very smooth- as if you had a chocolate cherry milkshake with alcohol added. No aftertaste, but there is a LOT of chocolate flavor. It almost overpowers the cherry wine, but again, loving chocolate, I haven’t really got complaints with it. The label is nice, mellow, makes you want to visit Door County. For a “sipping wine”, not bad at all. Just not my usual, but again, I like to mix it up and this was a good start.