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 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
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
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