19 Best Wines at Target in 2023 [Great Value Picks]
If you want terrific discounts on 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.
In this guide, I recommend my favorite wines to be found at Target stores nationwide.
19. Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico DOCG - $26
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.
This wine has gentle tannins and a silky mouthfeel, but the dry, earthy profile makes it shine. 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
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.
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
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 - $17
The 2021 Meiomi Pinot Noir is sweeter than what you'd expect from Pinot Noir, in fact it doesn't really look like it either. It's got more body due to that extra sugar and that's why people love it.
It's a great wine for people that are just getting into wine as it has that crowd pleasing appeal of being very approachable.
Big jammy dark fruit notes of black cherry and plum are on display with some candied strawberry. Light oak, light tannins, and light acidity, and a little sweetness make it a very smooth drinking experience.
This is also stocked at Walmart for the same price.
15. Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon - $18
This isn't a wine for the faint of heart. It's bold and punchy just like the bright label artwork.
It's a typical fruit forward Californian Cab with notes of black cherry, blackberry, and plum. There's also some strawberry giving it a little lift. From the oak, notes of cedar, smoke and a little spice complement the fruit nicely.
With medium tannins and medium acidity, it's nicely rounded and pretty well balanced, though maybe slightly hot.
14. Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon - $14
The name is a bit of a mouthful, but this red wine is an oak and smoke sensation. Tart cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, cigar box, and hints of bourbon give it a luscious, warming palate, underpinned by a touch of blackberry and mild sweetness.
It's a really interesting experiment and the bourbon adds elements that marry really well with the strong character of a bold grape like Cabernet Sauvignon.
It's a wine that I recommend everyone tries, especially if you're a fan of bourbon whiskey.
13. Martin Codax Albarino - $14
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.
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, my personal favorites.
12. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc - $16
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc goes big with tropical notes and has a lively personality. However, it's a touch more balanced than some Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs and it's a really enjoyable drinking experience.
This wine has aromas of lime, passion fruit, guava, and lychee 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.
You can read my full review or even watch me on the YouTube channel below.
11. Seven Daughters Moscato - $13
Not keen on overly sweet Moscato? Then Seven Daughters Moscato is the one for you.
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
This refreshing, semi-dry white wine is made from a unique blend of 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Viognier.
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. Matua Sauvignon Blanc - $10
This is an aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Tropical fruits are front and center, making way for some bright acidity to finish.
Notes of guava, lychee, grapefruit rind, and pear practically leap out of the glass at you, inviting you to take a bit more than just a sip!
On the palate, guava and pear persist but the citrus notes of pink grapefruit and lemon lead you to a crisp, dry finish.
That bright acidity lends itself to pairing with grilled fish and rich sauces.
It's amazing value at just $10!
8. Fetzer Gewürztraminer 2019 - $9
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.
7. McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic Rosé - $20
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.
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
This is a wine I had the privilege of tasting and reviewing very recently (read my full Whispering Angel review here). It's bone dry with crisp acidity and a depth and persistence of flavor that really impressed me.
On the nose there's light strawberry, watermelon, and peach. It's all wonderfully light, delicate and refined.
Moving on to the palate, those light fruit notes linger on the tongue for an age, providing a memorable crisp finish.
It's the perfect summer wine for a feast of grilled fish and soft cheese in the sun.
You can occasionally find this rosé at Costco at massive discount. Fill your cart if you're one of the lucky ones to stumble across it!
5. Luc Belaire Rare Rosé - $30
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.
4. Ruffino Prosecco DOC - $13
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.
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.
3. Gemma di Luna Moscato N.V. - $15
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.
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 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
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!
I love 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 I've missed any great wines from the list? Let me know in the comments!