This is Tulocay Winery in Napa Valley California. While many Napa wineries
make thousands of cases of wine. our Winery makes hand crafted, zinfandel,
cabernet , chardonnay, merlot and pinot noir from some of the finest
vineyards in Napa Valley, CA. It is a Napa winery much smaller and intimate.
Winery tour of our Napa valley property can be arranged.

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Tulocay 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville

2014 Tulocay Coombsville, Napa Valley

Our current release. More restrained and Bordeaux-like than our 2013 with years to go before maturity. (More notes to come once I convince Brie or the boss to write some!)

2013 Tulocay Coombsville, Napa Valley (regular label) SOLD OUT!

Double Gold, Best of Class and 98 points at the 2016 California State Fair!

This is the second Brie Cadman's second Cabernet Sauvignon but only the first that we made enough of to release to the general public — that is, outside of the wine club.

It is composed of 100% cabernet sauvignon from two vineyards in the Coombsville AVA, about 15% Haynes and 85% Rueb (pronounced "reeb").

The Coombsville AVA, one of Napa's newest legally but with a long viticultural history, is located just east of the city of Napa. Because it's further south than the upvalley AVAs, it is cooler, thus yielding wines of great balance and purity.

This Cabernet is "yummy" (as the boss, Brie's father, says) to drink now, but will age well down the road. A Cabernet of incredible balance.

14.7% alcohol. 170 cases bottled.

— Skippy, Chief Cellar Rat

NOTE: Brie made another Cabernet in 2013, this one entirely from the Sciandri vineyard, also located in the Coombsville AVA. Bearing the new Tulocay "checkerboard" label, it will only be available to members of the Tulocay wine club because just 37 cases were bottled. So if you want to try both Cabs and are not yet a member of the wine club, the boss suggests you sign up. Besides, it's free!

The History of One Old Odd Bottle of Wine

1975 Tulocay Cabernet Sauvignon

by J. D. Landis, The Cook's Cook, Oct/Nov 2015

Like most of the “odd bottles” about which I write, I had only one 1975 Tulocay Cabernet Sauvignon. I bought it decades ago, soon after it had arrived at Rosenthal Wine Merchants, a small wine store on Manhattan’s East Side. The shop is now gone, but its owner, Neal Rosenthal, continues to be one of America’s finest importers and distributors of wine (as well as of specialty food products).

Rosenthal closed his fledgling store for three weeks in August, 1979, and went with his partner, Kerry Madigan, to Napa Valley to begin their direct-buying program. As he said recently, “We had the good fortune of stumbling upon Bill Cadman and his Tulocay winery located on Coombsville Road in Napa. We bought this still stunning 1975 Cabernet.”

Bill Cadman had founded Tulocay in 1974, when he was thirty years old. It is one of the oldest Napa wineries; it’s also one of the smallest.

(For the rest of the article, go here.)

Red wine is what you drink. White wine is what you wash pickups with.” — William M. Weeks, former Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon winegrower

"If Gregory Peck was a grape, he would be Cabernet Sauvignon. Noble, suave, immensely charming and massively ageworthy cabernet is the stallion of style that raises the standard for all around it. In fact, that's just it with cabernet sauvignon; it's the noblest of the noble grapes, the prince against which all kinds of manners and flavours and desires are compared.... A date with a great bottle of cabernet sauvignon is like a bedroom rendezvous with royalty." — Aussie wine writer Campbell Mattinson

“My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.” — columnist Peggy Noonan

"Cabernet Sauvignon is the black Labrador of wines — it comes up and licks you." — winemaker Scott Rich

"Wine is like duct tape: It fixes everything." — Old Minnesota saying



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