Balducci's California Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon

Sourced from vineyard sites in Lodi, Sacramento Delta and San Joaquin areas in California, the dry Mediterranean climate concentrates the ripe berry character found in the California heartland. This Cabernet Sauvignon has lively plum flavors. Oak highlights the mid-palate and finishes with vanilla and toasty notes.

$16.99/btl

The tannin structure makes this a great pairing with well-marbled cuts like Prime Ribeye

CHEESE PAIRING: Ossau Iraty, 5yr Aged Gouda, Danish Blue

Chardonnay
Chardonnay

Coming primarily from California’s central coast (Santa Barbara), it is a crisp wine, with a citrus backbone. The heat of the Sacramento Delta provides definite richness and a tropical flair to each vintage of the Lodi grown grapes. This Chardonnay has notes of delicate pear, crisp apple and a creamy finish.

$16.99/btl

Crisp and citrusy, we love this chardonnay with simply prepared foods like baked halibut or lobster.

CHEESE PAIRING: Bucheron, Brie, Delice de Bourgogne

Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir

Primarily sourced from vineyards sites in Santa Rita Hills and Santa Barbara County, this is a lushly styled Pinot with a nose of bright red fruit and earth and a full-bodied palate of dark berries and soft tannin.

$16.99/btl

A Pinot that falls on the “bigger” side of the spectrum, it still follows the dictum- Pinot Noir goes with everything!  Try with Duck or game birds, casseroles and, of course, beef bourguignon.

CHEESE PAIRING: Epoisse, Vacherousse d’Argental, Port Salut

Red Blend
Red Blend

Velvety black in color with deep red hues. Offers aromas of Royal cherries, cedar, blueberries, plum pits, dark chocolate, and hints of herbs. The palate is full bodied and brightly flavored with loads of fruit, nice soft tannins, and velvety, soft texture that begs to be paired with roasted or grilled meats.
Primarily Merlot and Cabernet from California Santa Barbara and California’s Central Coast.

$14.99/btl

The low tannins (from Merlot) make this a great pairing for lean cuts like filet mignon

CHEESE PAIRINGS: Camembert, Gruyere, Cantalet

Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc

Medium bodied and well-balanced with a round, juicy texture, the palate presents pear, peach and fresh tart apple flavors, complemented by a lingering, bright finish. Exceptional California Sauvignon Blanc

$14.99/btl

Dynamite Sauvignon Blanc like this calls out for oysters, light fish like sole, herbal, briny sauces and anything goat cheese related.

CHEESE PAIRING: Drunken Goat, Coupole, Crottin Chavignol