Tulocay Napa Valley Chardonnay, Haynes Vineyard
I started Tulocay Winery with the 1975 vintage, and I've been
buying grapes from the Haynes Vineyard, located in the cool-climate
Coombsville AVA, every vintage since then. Planted in the late 1960s,
Haynes Vineyard is home to some of the oldest chardonnay vines in Napa
— Bill Cadman
Tulocay offers two
from a vineyard just down the road from us in the Coombsville District: the
Cadman label, bottled without wood aging, and the Tulocay
label, which spends a modest amount of time in
new and older oak barrels.
Our 2016 Tulocay Chardonnay won a Gold Medal at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Just another Gold Medal in the Tulocay beret. Ho hum.
Both Chardonnays come from the
D'Ambrosio Vineyard on (appropriately) Berry Lane. The label reads
"Coombsville", but the wines are single-vineyard sourced.
The boss's Chardonnays are excellent
aperitifs, yet even better with seafood,
poultry and subtle vegetarian dishes.
— Skippy, Chief Cellar Rat
Cadman Napa Valley Chardonnay
Every harvest we make a
Chardonnay that never touches those yucky, hard-to-clean wooden casks.
Our oak-free version is a bright and lively companion at the table.
This label is from one of our Family Album Series. The
snapshot shows my mom — also a bright and lively companion — on a foggy
day at Mills College in Oakland, California, proudly posing with her
parasol and Schwinn Excelsior.
— Bill Cadman
"The American elite is almost beyond
redemption.... Moral relativism has set in so deeply that
classes have become incapable of discerning right from
Everything can be explained away, especially by
journalists. Life is
one great moral mush — sophistry washed down with Chardonnay."
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, British
Mother Superior called all the nuns
together and said to them, "I must tell you all something.
We have a
case of gonorrhea in the convent."
"Thank God," said an elderly nun at the
back. "I'm so tired of Chardonnay." — Anonymous