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Haynes Vineyard Chardonnay

Tulocay 2014 Chardonnay 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 County.

— Bill Cadman

Tulocay offers two Chardonnays from vineyards 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 in new and older oak barrels.

The 2015 Tulocay exhibits the classic cool-climate Haynes Vineyard style: golden-yellow color with clean fruit and flavors that are full but not cloying.

Brie says, "This old-vine Chardonnay was whole-cluster pressed and spent 8 months in 25% new oak, the remainder in neutral barrels. Unfolding on the nose with tropical fruits (maybe it's the scenery?), a touch of minerality, and a lingering, balanced finish."

The 2016 Cadman comes from the D'Ambrosio Vineyard across the street from the Haynes Vineyard on (appropriately) Berry Lane. The label just reads "Coombsville", but it is single-vineyard sourced.

Both Chardonnays are excellent as aperitifs, yet even better with seafood, poultry and subtle vegetarian dishes.

— Skippy, Chief Cellar Rat

Cadman 2014 Chardonnay

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 the gilded classes have become incapable of discerning right from wrong. Everything can be explained away, especially by journalists. Life is one great moral mush — sophistry washed down with Chardonnay." — Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, British journalist and writer

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

World Peace Starts With … Chardonnay


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1426 Coombsville Road • Napa, CA 94558

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