Target’s California Roots Wine

If you haven’t heard by now, Target now offers a new wine brand, California Roots. It comes in five varietals: chardonnay, moscato, pinot grigio, cabernet sauvignon and red blend with the all containing at least 13 percent alcohol, except for the moscato. The best part, each cost only $5.

The reds hold their own and make a store brand proud. The whites serve a purpose without breaking the bank. Browse the tasting notes below and let us know which wine you’re picking up at Target tonight.  Cheers!

The Chardonnay

Perfect for an after-work cooldown, the chardonnay emits a light oaky fragrant. The crisp green apples give it a hint of sweetness. The white wine left the palate dry and bitter which some drinkers prefer.

The Moscato

The moscato wine smells floral and it tastes sweet like a fruity syrup. It seems to have a low acidity with a juicy finish. Pairing it with mild cheddar cheese will intensify the flavor. Drink it as a dessert wine by itself instead.

The Pinot Grigio

The pinot grigio didn’t give off any recognizable scents. The light-bodied vanilla feels crisp and dry, yet it ends softly. Pair it with barbecue chicken to bring out a subtle sweetness.

The Cabernet Sauvignon

The cabernet sauvignon exudes an oaky-cherry bouquet. The fruity red wine offers an acidic sweetness. A tingly cinnamon aftertaste lingers on the tongue. It pairs well with the pork tenderloin.

The Red Blend

The red blend releases a smoky aroma. The berry tang produces the right combination of sugar, acid and tartness. Butterkäse, aGerman butter cheese, brings out its characteristics even more.

At only $5 each, who says good wine has to come with a hefty price tag.  With the holidays around the corner, you can stock up for those cool evenings by the fireplace plus impress friends and family at the upcoming gatherings.

Photo credit: Target

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Rekaya, aka The Food Temptress, is a freelance journalist, author and co-host of the sports podcast “Black Girls Talk Sports.” She has written content for Amtrak, Writer’s Digest Books and various lifestyle magazines. She also has penned seven books in multiple genres. In her spare time, she enjoys developing recipes and exploring Virginia’s 200+ wineries.