Cadman 2015 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
Every harvest we aim to honor this site by making 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.
Owner, Tulocay Winery
Tulocay offers two
from the Haynes Vineyard just down the road from us: the
Cadman label, which is typically bottled without oak aging, and the Tulocay
label, which serves a modest amount of time in in
new and older barrels.
The 2015 vintage marks the 41st consecutive year that Bill has bought
grapes grown by Fernando Delgado, viticulturist for the Haynes Vineyard down the road from us in the Coombsville District.
They met in 1975, the year Bill started Tulocay
Winery. At the time, Fernando lived in the vineyard that he was taking
care of, owned by Duncan and Pat Haynes. After all those years, he's
still there, and, yes, Bill is still ensconced at "Chateau Tulocay".
The 2015 Chardonnays exhibit the classic cool-climate Haynes
style: golden-yellow color with clean fruit and
flavors that are full but not cloying. They are both excellent
aperitifs yet even better with seafood,
poultry and subtle vegetarian dishes.
— Skippy, Chief Cellar Rat
Tulocay 2015 Haynes Vineyard Chardonnay
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. — Brie
Cadman 2015 Haynes Vineyard Chardonnay
Our stainless steel rendering of Haynes Vineyard
Chardonnay. The 2015 has stone fruit, lemon oil, and pineapple on the
nose, opening to fennel and pine. Mouth-filling and soft, this rich wine
belies its stainless-only upbringing. — Brie
"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