Written by: Tim Edison

Updated: July 13, 2023

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19 Best Wines at Target in 2023 [Great Value Picks]

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If you want terrific deals on great wine, Target never disappoints. You can spend as little as $6 on a bottle of wine, and there's something for everyone, with great red, white, rosé and sparkling wines available at great prices. 

You can also enjoy multi-buy discounts online and in-store, which give you up to 10% off your order.

Small and established wineries are well catered for at Target, with wines from America, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, and France.

Of course, Target also has its share of humdrum wines. This guide skips straight to the good stuff, revealing the 19 best Target wines in 2023, according to Wine Turtle.

Read on to pick up a bottle of wine worthy of your dinner table. 

Red Wine

19. Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico DOCG - $26

Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico DOCG

Made from 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, this wine is a savory sensation with cherry, raisin, and peppery notes. It's produced in Tuscany, Italy, and has DOCG appellation – the highest quality level for Italian wines. 

Riserva Ducale is one of Ruffino's earliest flagship wines, with a production date of 1927. The winery was established in 1877 on the Tuscan Tenute Ruffino Società Agricola estates, just outside Grassina. 

We adore this wine's gentle tannins and smooth mouthfeel, but the dry, earthy profile catches our attention. Raisin, cherry, forest floor, oak, and peppery notes develop on the palate, with excellent structure and a long finish. 

You can enjoy this Tuscan gem with antipasti, porcini mushrooms, mushroom risotto, Bucatini with mushrooms and sausage, and meatballs and spaghetti. The dryness also works well with dishes flavored with Pecorino Romano.

18. Da Vinci Chianti - $13

da vinci chianti wine

This is the wine for you if you want a crowd-pleasing savory red at a low price. Da Vinci Chianti is one of our favorite cheap Chianti wines at Target, with the dry, tart, and herby profile balanced with soft minerality and round tannins.

Da Vinci Wines has grown grapes in Tuscany, Italy, for over fifty years, with family vineyards run by locals. Their Chianti vineyards sit in a prime location on the south-facing Tuscan hillsides, drenched in the sun for most of the year. 

With a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot grapes, this wine has a nose of cherry, plum, red fruit, and vanilla, with strawberry jam, blackberry, and chocolate flavors. It's a smoky, earthy affair with a long, satisfying finish.

Da Vinci Chianti pairs perfectly with hearty Tuscan dishes like Crostini Toscani, Panzanella, Bistecca alla Fiorentina, Salsiccia e fagioli, and Tagliatelle. It's best served slightly below a room temperature of 64°F.

17. Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon - $49

quilt cabernet sauvignon

This one is by far and away the most expensive on our recommended Target wine list but we thought we'd include it because it's really worth picking up if you can afford it.

Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied, lusciously thick red with blackberry, oak, and chocolate flavors. Polished tannins and a smooth mouthfeel ensure it goes down a treat, and there's plenty of fruit with a jammy finish. 

Fifth-generation winemaker Joseph Wagner runs the Quilt winery. Their interpretation of Cabernet Sauvignon is produced with grapes from diverse vineyards in the California mountains, which have a variable climate. 

You'll enjoy dark berry fruit, strawberry, and vanilla on the nose, with a hint of hazelnut. The palate reflects these notes with plum, black cherry, and cocoa. It is full-bodied yet elegant on the palate, with approachable tannins and a velvety finish. 

Prime rib, ribeye steak, pork tenderloin, lamb chops, and smoked meats are perfect food pairings for this wine. The round tannins also work well with tomato, garlic, rosemary, mint, and porcini, giving you many options. 

16. Meiomi Pinot Noir - $19

meiomi pinot noir

With its medium body, dark fruit notes, and silky texture, Meiomi Pinot Noir is fantastic table wine. It's aged six months in French oak barrels, giving it an oaky, smoky undertone that balances bright strawberry and jammy flavors. 

Meiomi is a Californian winery established by Joe Wagner in 2007 (the same Joe who created Quilt, above), dedicated to affordable wines that are big on flavor. Their Pinot Noir is grown in dedicated vineyards. 

Notes of strawberry, jam, mocha, vanilla, and oak on the nose are joined by boysenberry, blackberry, and cherry on the palate. A lingering, juicy finish of dark, jammy berries and toasted mocha gives this wine incredible depth. 

We love this wine with thin-crust pizza, butterfly chicken, hearty burgers, veal medallions, and lamb in red sauce. Roast turkey also works exceptionally well, making it an excellent option for Thanksgiving and Christmas toasts. 

This is also stocked at Walmart for the same price.

15. Freakshow Red Blend - $18

freakshow red blend wine

Aged for 12 months in 88% French oak (13% new) and 12% American Oak (49% new) barrels, there's no mistaking this wine's oaky, smoky notes. Freakshow Red Blend is juicy, velvety, and approachable with smooth tannins. 

Mike Phillips (aka "Michael") opened Michael David Winery in 1984 in Lodi, ninety miles east of San Francisco. Their wines are produced with traditional and modern winemaking techniques using sustainable practices. 

Freakshow Red Blend is a blend of Syrah (moderate tannins and acidity) and Petite Syrah (high tannins and acidity), with aromas of raspberry, licorice, butterscotch, and herbs, with flavors of black cherry, cream, vanilla, and cocoa. 

This wine is a meat lover's dream, pairing beautifully with steak, gourmet burgers, porchetta, brisket, hearty stews, and beef bourguignon. The dark ripe fruit flavors also work great with cheeseboards and savory snacks. 

14. Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon - $14

robert mondavi private selection bourbon barrel aged cabernet sauvignon

The name is a bit of a mouthful, but this red wine is an oak and smoke sensation. Tart cherry, cigar box, and hints of bourbon give it a luscious, warming palate, underpinned by a touch of blackberry and mild sweetness. 

Robert Mondavi winery produces affordable Napa Valley wines that stand in the company of the finest. They grow Cabernet Sauvignon in Oakville, California, in the heart of the Napa Valley, which enjoys a moderately warm climate.

Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, vanilla, mocha, and toasty oak evoke a sense of richness, while the palate has black cherry, bourbon, blackberry, vanilla, ash, and oak flavors. High tannins, and a long finish, make this wine a real treat. 

Pair this wine with strong cheeses, hearty steak, rich stews, and peppery meats. For three months, the wine is aged in bourbon whiskey barrels, so you can expect an ashy, smoky palate that compliments fruity sauces. 

White Wine

13. Martin Codax Albarino - $14

martin codax albarino

Citrusy, peachy, and brimming with minerality, this white wine is a pure expression of Spanish Albariño. It's the finest Albariño at Target, delivering the dry and zesty flavors you love with floral notes and a hint of salinity. 

Bodegas Martín Códax was founded in 1985 in Vilariño, Spain, by a group of 270 winegrowers. Today, it specializes in Albariño wine, with vineyards in the scenic Salnés Valley which sees mild temperatures throughout the year. 

Light-bodied and fresh, this wine bursts with apple, pear, citrus, lemon, and lime aromas, with flavors of stone, honey, and guava on the mid-palate. A finish of peach and sea spray gives it a mineral, crisp finish. 

Albariño is very acidic, so it pairs great with fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines, and pilchards. Shellfish seasoned with lemon and garlic work well, with scallops, clams, mussels, and lobster, our personal favorites. 

12. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc - $16

kim crawford sauvignon blanc

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc excites with tropical notes and a lively personality. It zings with citrus and smooths with almond, balanced sweetness, and a silky mouthfeel. It's a perfect wine for parties and dinner tables. 

Kim Crawford is one of New Zealand's most famous winemakers, operating vineyards in Marlborough, the hub of New Zealand wine. Their Sauvignon Blanc is blended from over 200 batches of grapes, producing a wine with great depth. 

This wine has aromas of lemon, passion fruit, guava, and orange peel on the nose. The palate is intensely tropical, with fresh-cut grass notes. Light-bodied and zingy, it scratches the itch for a mineral wine that isn't too acidic. 

Quiche, omelet, planked salmon, green leaf salad, and grilled white fish make excellent food pairings for Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc.

If you've got a Walmart nearby you can usually pick this up slightly cheaper there.

11. Seven Daughters Moscato - $13

seven daughters moscato

Not keen on overtly sweet Moscato? Seven Daughters Moscato is for you. It has a nicely balanced sweetness with peach and pear notes, a hint of cream, a floral bouquet, and soft effervescence. It's highly approachable and versatile. 

Seven Daughters winery began in 2008 when Vivian Kleynhans followed her passion for wine. Their Muscat grapes are produced in Veneto, Northern Italy, a leading wine-producing region famous for its sub-continental climate. 

Spin the top, and aromas of peach, pear, golden raisins and brown sugar fill the air. On the palate, flavors of honeyed peach, apricot, and a hint of mint and melon create a juicy profile. Sweet but not sickly, this Moscato is a crowd pleaser. 

Open a chilled bottle and enjoy this wine on its own – it's sweet enough to be a dessert itself. It also goes beautifully with salted caramel desserts, sweet pastries, and fruit compote with powdered sugar and cinnamon sprinkling. 

10. Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier - $14

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier wine

This refreshing, semi-dry white wine is made from a unique blend of 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Viognier. It has a gorgeous nose of citrus fruit and tangerine, with subtle apple, peach, pear, and grapefruit flavors with a quince twist. 

Started by Gary Andrus and his then-wife Nancy in 1978, Pine Ridge Vineyards produces expressive wine blends in the Napa Valley. They operate five vineyards in Carneros, Howell Mountain, Oakville, Rutherford, and Stags Leap District.

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier is mildly acidic with a soft mouthfeel. Notes of stone fruit, grapefruit, peach, and citrus are typical of Chenin Blanc, while the Viognier introduces white flowers and creamy vanilla on the finish. 

A perfect balance of acidity, fruitiness, and creaminess makes this wine perfect for salads, sandwiches, avocado tostada, bruschetta, and other light dishes. It also lifts fresh cheeses like cottage cheese and ricotta.

9. Santa Margherita Valdadige - $24

Santa Margherita Valdadige

White peach notes, slight lemon tings, and a hint of pear give this Pinot Grigio a fantastic base. The big surprise is the hint of yellow apple and stone, which gives it a subtle, sweet kick with a bright minerality. 

Santa Margherita wines began in 1935 in Italy's Veneto region. Their Pinot Grigio vineyards are in the northern region of Valdadige, close to the mountains. The cool, dry climate makes juicy, savory grapes with a distinctive aroma. 

This wine offers peach, jasmine, white flowers, and apple on the nose, and the palate is clean, with crisp flavors of golden delicious apples, pear, peach, and stone. It's bone dry and intense, with a long, creamy finish. 

We love this wine with fresh cheeses, seafood, pasta in white sauce, white meats, and garlicky, oniony dishes. Try it with creamy mashed potatoes and cod in parsley sauce to use those dry, appley notes. 

8. Fetzer Gewürztraminer 2019 - $9

fetzer gewürztraminer 2019

Fetzer Gewürztraminer is a semi-sweet, floral white wine with a honeyed profile. Peach, lychee, and apricot notes make this wine a treat with hard cheeses and spicy dishes, while a gravel minerality helps cut through the sweetness. 

Fetzer Vineyards is a Californian winery with eco-friendly winemaking practices. Not only are their operations certified carbon neutral and zero-waste, but they build riparian borders as natural habitat corridors for wildlife. 

Peach, rose petals, orange blossom, apricot, and pineapple on the nose give this wine a fabulous bouquet. On the palate, dried apricot, roses, peach, and honeysuckle treat you to a semi-sweet bonanza filled with fruit. 

Singapore noodles, Thai red curry, Sichuanese dishes, and Cajun seafood make excellent pairings. Gewürztraminer also pairs well with stinky cheeses and rich-fowl dishes like turkey and duck served with a fruity sauce. 

Rosé Wine

7. McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic Rosé - $20

mcbride sisters black girl magic rosé

Strawberry, raspberry, and tangerine zest give this rosé a delightfully refreshing palate without being too sweet. It's slightly tart with light flavors, lemon on the nose, and hints of watermelon, giving it a tropical finish. 

McBride Sisters Wine Company was founded in 2005 by winemakers Robin and Andréa McBride. It is the largest black-owned wine company in the States, renowned for producing zesty, flavorful wines that stand out. 

Black Girl Magic Rosé is no exception, with crisp strawberry and raspberry aromas with lemon and orange blossom undertones. The palate leans heavily on fresh strawberries, with a citrus mid-palate and a sharp, fruity finish. 

Produced with 100% Malbec, this rosé pairs exceptionally well with blue cheese, spiced seafood, and herby salads. It also holds up well with dark meat poultry, grilled veg, tapas, and mushroom-stuffed peppers. 

Is there a Grocery Outlet in your neighborhood? You'll be surprised what wine bargains you can find.

6. Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé - $25

Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé

If you like your rosés to have fruity flavors and a dry profile, the 100% Grenache Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé delivers. Highly acidic with a light mouthfeel, this approachable wine goes great with fresh fruit. 

The Chateau d'Esclans winery is situated in the cool hills of Provence, France, where the mild climate imparts high acidity to Grenache grapes. Whispering Angel Rosé is vinified in oak barrels and stainless-steel tanks to develop a complex flavor. 

Pure on the nose with aromas of strawberry, melon, apricot, and citrus, this wine is delightfully fruity. The taste profile includes strawberry, a slither of cream, lemon, and a hint of peach, with a smooth, moderate finish.

The acidity of Whispering Angel Rosé cuts through fatty and starchy foods, making it perfect with creamy dishes like dauphinoise potatoes and lasagna bianca. It also works excellently with loaded nachos, tortilla chips, and other salty snacks.  

5. Luc Belaire Rare Rosé - $30

luc belaire rare rosé

This mid-sweet pink sparkler from France has a candied strawberry quality, with pomegranate, citrus, and creamy mousse in every sip. A twinge of blackcurrant on the finish gives it a rich, decadent profile worthy of your dinner table. 

Luc Belaire is one of America's favorite sparkling wine brands. They make wines in Burgundy, France, using traditional winemaking techniques, with vineyards in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, one of France's finest wine regions. 

Rare Rosé is a sweet, fruity wine with light bubbles and a subtle minerality. A bouquet of succulent strawberries and blackberries is joined by strawberry, cranberry, and pomegranate flavors. Rich, vibrant, and fun, this wine is perfect for sipping. 

Try this wine with ham, Edam cheese, scallops, fruit-based and chocolate desserts, and fresh berries. You can also enjoy it on its own.

Sparkling Wine

4. Ruffino Prosecco DOC - $13

ruffino prosecco doc

Ruffino Prosecco DOC is a pas dosé sparkling wine with classic peach and golden apple flavors with a hint of cream. Elegant, persistent bubbles and a long, dry finish make it ideal for toasts and sharing at the dinner table. 

Ruffino is an Italian winemaker with over 140 years of history, and it shows in the depth of this wine. Made entirely from Glera grapes, this Prosecco is approachable and versatile, with an intensely fruity scent and a creamy palate.

Crisp apple, apricot, and peach notes make for a delicious tipple, but the subtle creaminess and elegant bubbles keep us coming back. We love this wine's lightness, smooth mouthfeel, and clean, crisp finish.

Sweet and salty appetizers are perfect pairings for Ruffino Prosecco – think antipasti, prosciutto-wrapped dates, and bacon brittle. Mildly spicy dishes like Thai peanut chicken and fish Korma also bring out the fruity flavors. 

Also available in the wine section of your local Safeway.

3. Gemma di Luna Moscato N.V. - $15

gemma di luna moscato

Perfect for special occasions, Gemma di Luna Moscato N.V. is an elegant, off-dry sparkling wine with sweet flavors. Peach sherbet, apple sauce, honey, raisins, and white flowers with a touch of citrus give it excellent depth. 

Gemma di Luna translates as Gem of the Moon, and it's fair to say every wine from this Italian winemaker is a gem. Vineyards in Piemonte produce the grapes for this Sparkling wine, our favorite Moscato at Target. 

Aromas of orange blossom, peach, sweet pear, and rose end with a citrus twist. The palate is characterized by vibrant acidity, light bubbles, and flavors of peaches and apples. The finish is long and rich. 

Gemma di Luna Moscato N.V.'s delicately balanced flavors and off-dry profile make it best as an aperitif or a dessert wine. However, it also works well with spicy dishes, smoked cheeses, and brie. 

2. Chandon Blanc de Pinot Noir - $20

chandon blanc de pinot noir

Chandon Blanc de Pinot Noir perfectly embodies California Pinot Noir's richness and Meunier's softness. It's bright, light, and zingy with berry fruit flavors, and it isn't too sweet or dry, making it perfect for everyone. 

Located in the Napa Valley in the town of Yountville, Domaine Chandon produces exquisite wines at great prices. Their sparkling wines are critically acclaimed, with Blanc de Pinot Noir winning the 2022 Women's Wine & Spirits Silver medal.

A nose of cherry, currant, strawberry, and peachy red apples gives rise to summer fruits, rose, strawberry, and biscuit flavors. Mineral qualities help balance those sweet flavors, and we love the soft, round, elegant bubbles. 

It isn't blasphemy to say this wine excels with fried food, with southern fried chicken, Chimichanga, and donuts perfect pairings.

1. La Marca Prosecco Rosé - $14

La Marca Prosecco rose wine

We end our list with a sumptuous strawberry hit. La Marca Prosecco Rosé is a pure, sparkling Glera big on red fruit and papaya. A buttery nose and medium bubbles give it a lush, creamy mouthfeel that demands a second glass. 

La Marca is an Italian wine company with winegrowers in Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in northeastern Italy. They produce world-renowned Prosecco DOC and DOCG sparkling wines, and boy, are they something!

We adore this wine's strawberry, buttery nose, and light acidity. It's a perfectly balanced off-dry, with flavors of red fruits, peach, and a dose of pear. Elegant effervescence, a light body, and a citrusy finish make this wine a winner.

Lobster, prawns, and scallops work well with La Marca Prosecco Rosé, or you can pair it with a fruit tart, fresh berries, strawberries, and cream.

Do you think we've missed a great wine from our Target wine list? Let us know in the comments and we'll get back to you!

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Tim started Wine Turtle way back in 2015.
These days he contributes to Wine Turtle (and other renowned wine publications) while continuing his wine education.
Tim's wine of the month is the Coates & Seely Reserve Brut NV (from Hampshire, England).

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