Alas, both 2014 Chardonnays are gone. But ready to be released are
the 2015s, both the stainless-only Cadman and the lightly oaked Tulocay.
Both, of course, are from the Haynes Vineyard just down the road.
The Ron Rueb cabernet came in the 24th, the last grapes of the season. Unfortunately,
there's not as much as the boss would like from this tiny one-acre
Coombsville vineyard. But the grapes were healthy — a very clean picking
with next-to-no raisining.
In tasting some of boss's recently bottled wines, one can say there's lots to
look forward to. I can't be too specific, because the boss doesn't release his
wines till he deems them ready. But I will say this: He has a '14 Zin
from the same vineyard as his multi-award winning '10 Zin. Drivers,
start your engines!
Tulocay is mentioned in an article about the Coombsville AVA in the July issue of Napa Valley MarketPlace magazine. There's even a nice picture of Bill and Brie! Go to page 49/58 to see the article.
Tulocay wins 2 Best of Class designations at California State Fair
2013 Tulocay Cabernet Sauvignon
won "Best of Class" designation at the 2016 California State Fair with a
score of 98 points. No surprise to us (ahem) because we knew we were
gifted with great fruit from our Coombsville resources. It was just up
to us not to mess it up. And I think we did, well, pretty darn good.
It's clear now that Brie is turning into an exemplary winemaker.
Look for her to join Napa Valley's ranks of elite women winemakers —
heck, ALL winemakers.
2013 Tulocay Pinot Noir Haynes Vineyard, Coombsville, Napa Valley, won
"Best of Class" designation at the 2016 California State Fair with a
score of 91 points. Okay, so we do not have it officially for sale, but
you can ask Bill if he will sell you any, and of course he will say
"yes" because everything's for sale, including the winery at the right
price of course. You got a spare billion or so?
— Skippy, Chief Cellar Rat
"I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food." — W. C. Fields
vines when my husband died. Ever since then, all this love
inside me, I give it to the vines. I talk to them. I have
an exchange with them." — Yvonne
de Souch, Jurançon
an almost religious relationship between man and the
natural elements. With the immaterial. It takes a poet to
make a great wine." — Aimé
Guibert, founder of Mas
“Who loves not
wine, and song remains a fool his whole life long.” —