I can never get out of Target for less than $100. Typically my basket is filled with essentials like picture frames, toothpaste and the occasional Barbie doll. Rarely do I ever buy booze there. Well that has changed now.
My husband was off on a work trip this week and I took Ava to Target to get presents for a double-birthday party the next afternoon. I also needed milk. So I started out in the food section and picked up a few other things like fruit snacks and flavored bubbly water. After getting the milk, I made a bee-line through the wine aisle to get over to the toy section faster. Lo and behold! They have all kinds of stuff there.
There were the typical low-end wines you can get at the grocery store as well as some more expensive things. But there is also a ‘special’ section where several wines are offered at a deep discount. I thought it was just crap nobody wants. Was I ever wrong.
Years ago my husband and I went to a wedding in Napa Valley. One of my favorite vineyards that we visited on that trip was the Niebaum-Coppola estate. It was beautiful and there were all kinds of movie paraphernalia and a few Oscars on display. We did a small tasting and I fell in love with their wines. Coppola Diamond or Director’s Cut are my go-to wines when I’m at a loss of what to buy.
So, at Target that day, a Coppola Diamond pinot grigio caught my eye. I’m not a fan of pinot grigio, really, but it was hot out and I was entertaining the idea of getting something light. When I saw the price tag, I freaked a little. It was only $5.95. For real. This wine retails for $13-14 typically.
Now, since I was shopping for toys and Ava was being a bit grumpy, I only grabbed one bottle and sped off to the toy department. When I got home, I chilled it while cooking dinner. I couldn’t wait to see if it was really worth $5.95 or just a diamond in the rough.
It was delicious! Very light and fruity with hardly any tannin. It barely leaves any aftertaste at all. I immediately thought it was a great steal and that I should go back and buy more.
The next day, we were headed to the double-birthday party and Target happens to be along the way (sort of). I popped in with Ava and went straight to the wine section. There were still 11 bottles there. Does no one know the deliciousness of this wine?
I bought 10 bottles. I couldn’t be too greedy, you know.