Now this is on Target!

After my run today, I had to swing by Target to pick up some stuff…

Then it hit me…

I should to do a Target wine tasting!

Target has an okay wine section.  It’s slightly bigger than Wal-Mart’s, but with a few higher priced wines.

Since it’s a Wednesday (and I ain’t about to lay down the big bucks on a Wednesday foo), I picked up a simple little bottle of Ravenswood Zinfandel for $6.99.  I decided to pair it with a DiGiorno frozen pizza.

So here is how it all went down…

Ravenswood 2009 Vintners Blend Zinfandel

Ravenswood is a well-known producer of California Zinfandels ranging from cheap grocery store wines to high-end single vineyard bottles.  The Ravenswood 2009 Vintners Blend Zinfandel falls under the former category.  For a Zinfandel, it has moderate alcohol (13.5%).

Color: Dark ruby-red.

Nose: Chalky and spicy bell pepper and oak.  Blackberry and strawberry fruit.  Fresh herbs.  Nice.

Taste: Chalky (I love chalk) dark raspberry and plum fruit up front.  There is some nice subtle oak on the palate.  The only part of this wine that I’m not into is this touch of unripe cherries.

Score: This is a nice wine for a weeknight.  Give it an 86+.  For seven bucks, give it a try.

Now to the food…

DiGiorno Spinach, Mushroom, and Garlic Pizza on a well-seasoned pizza stone.

This was a good pairing!

The spicy garlic and creamy cheese brought out a really nice fennel characteristic.

Hella nice!

Now THIS is on Target!

Stay Rad,

Jeff

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7 Responses to “Now this is on Target!”

  1. Evan Jones Says:

    You’ve inspired me. Someday, when Erin isn’t around to prevent me, I am going to do a 7-11 wine & microwave burrito pairing and blog about it.

  2. D'Arnold Says:

    You can’t fool us…that’s not DiGiorno. it’s Delivery!

  3. jeremy duterte Says:

    no chalk on the pizza?

  4. jeffeckles Says:

    Wine at Target? What a concept. Enjoyed the write up, Jeff. Good everyday pairings are just, if not more, valuable than the big ticket wine pairings.

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