We're running low on some wines, so you better get 'em while you can:
2015 Zinfandel, 15 cases; 2013 Pinot Noir, 40 cases; 2014 Cabernet
Sauvignon, 40 cases.
The results of the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition are in, and here's how we did:
|Medal|| Vintage|| Appellation|| Designation|| Varietal|
|Gold|| 2015|| Russian River Valley|
|Gold|| 2017|| Napa Valley|| Haynes Vineyard|| Chardonnay|
|Silver|| 2015|| Coombsville|
| Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Silver|| 2016|| Lodi|
| Petite Sirah|
|Silver|| 2016|| Napa Valley|| Haynes Vineyard|| Pinot Noir|
|Bronze|| 2017|| Coombsville|| Cadman|| Chardonnay|
Of course, we think ALL our wines are gold medal worthy but, heck, we'll take what we can get.
And just in case you missed it…
The boss is featured in this YouTube video, discussing his philosophy of winemaking and wine enjoyment.
After years of boycotting the popular wine media, the boss has finally
decided to make friends again, which has resulted in a very nice
write-up in Wine Enthusiast under the title, "Behind Napa Valley’s Hard-to-Find Pinot Noir". Reviewed at the end of the article is our 2015 Pinot Noir Haynes Vineyard,
which actually hasn't been officially released but is available if you
call up Bill and say, "Pretty please." In fact, there are also Pinots
from the 2014 vintage that are just sitting in the cellar waiting for
the 2013 to sell out, which is why they're not yet listed on the Price
Also, we've just released in our typical, haphazard way, our 2016 Lodi Old Vine Petite Sirah.
What? Lodi wines from Tulocay? Who woulda thunk it? Well, these were
some grapes that Brie found, and she thought, "Well, what the heck. Why
don't we try them just for fun?" And so we have. Only a barrel made from
this old-time Lodi vineyard and grower.
Pinots to the right of us, Pinots to the left of us
Yes, we may not have a lot of bananas, but we do have a lot of
Pinots. So again, if you contact the boss — that's Bill — and say, "Send
me a mixed case of Pinots," and if you are very, very nice, he will
probably do just that, including those from 2013 to 2016.
With the 2017 vintage, we returned to our traditional source of
Chardonnay fruit: the famed Haynes Vineyard, just down Coombsville Road
from us. This wine has zesty, apple-like fruit, perfect to go with hors
d'oeuvres, seafood and poultry dishes.
And don't forget the Tulocay Wine Club!
That said, you can more than make your money back by joining our Wine Club, whereupon you instantly get a 20% discount on all purchases! And did we mention that membership is FREE?
— 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 woman, wine, and song remains a fool his whole life long.” — Martin Luther