This is Tulocay Winery in Napa Valley California. While many Napa wineries
make thousands of cases of wine. our Winery makes hand crafted, zinfandel,
cabernet , chardonnay, merlot and pinot noir from some of the finest
vineyards in Napa Valley, CA. It is a Napa winery much smaller and intimate.
Winery tour of our Napa valley property can be arranged.

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2010 Tulocay Zinfandel Napa Valley2010 Napa Valley Zinfandel (Bummer: SOLD OUT!)

This is our first Napa Valley Zinfandel in a long time. Back in the 1970s, '80s and '90s, and even into the early 2000s, the boss made Napa Valley Zinfandels nearly every vintage. But Napa Valley Zinfandel lost its cachet to Cabernet Sauvignon, and many great zinfandel vineyards were pulled to plant cab sauv vines. Consequently, Napa Valley zin grapes became increasingly expensive and hard to find, so the boss looked to the Amador region for his zin.

About 10 years ago the boss decided to go back to Tulocay's original mission: To make small lots of wine from some of Napa Valley's best vineyards. However, it took seven years from the boss's last Napa area Zinfandel, the 2003 Chiles Valley, till his current release: the 2010 Napa Valley made exclusively from 90-year-old vines near Calistoga.

As one might expect from the boss, this is a big, full-throttle Zin propelled by an afterburner of 15.8% alcohol. So pull out your fire hats, ready the fire extinguisher, and get prepared for a true Tulocay Napa Valley Zin experience!

Double Gold, 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Tulocay 2010 Zinfandel, Napa Valley

Deep garnet purple color. Rich aromas and flavors of cherries, raspberries, and pickled tomatoes with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, exotic berry, peppercorn, nut, parsley, and beet finish with robust tannins. A great melange of savory fruit, spice and vegetable notes that will be great at the table. This is old school Napa zin at its finest.


RATING: 98 points (Superlative)


by Terence Sheridan

The zinfandel, the crackers, and the Brie
Were carefully arranged between the two.
He studied at the University.
The hostess taught and lectured on Cixous.
The table turned, more food was brought to him.
A fifteen year advantage went to her,
Discounting her endearing smile, her trim
Physique, the hazel eyes and chestnut hair.
“So witty and intelligent!” he mused.
She grinned and thought, “So much potential, there.”
Her looks, the zinfandel — his mind confused,
He felt a radiance; her mind was clear.
They finished off the zinfandel and Brie
And covered lessons from the Odyssey.

"More men have perished trying to make a woman happy than have ever died from drug or alcohol addiction." — Thomas P. Hagen, educator, philosopher, environmentalist, historical preservationist, farm house rebuilder, antique furniture repairer and refinisher, tea expert, screenwriter, life-long German bachelor

"There was once a lady from Kent,
Who said she knew what men meant.
When they asked her to dine,
Private room, champagne, wine,
She knew what they meant and she went."

"To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money. To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue." — William F. Buckley, Jr.

“It has become quite a common proverb that in wine there is truth.” — Pliny the Elder

“Under a bad cloak there is often a good drinker.” — from “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes

“Drink a glass of wine after your soup and you steal a ruble from your doctor.” — Russian Proverb

"Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after." — Lord Byron, "Don Juan"

"He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long." — Martin Luther

"Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved." — Medieval German saying

"If you see in your wine the reflection of a person not in your range of vision, don't drink it." — Chinese Proverb

"Blind tastings are to wine what strip poker is to love." — Kermit Lynch, American wine importer




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1426 Coombsville Road • Napa, CA 94558

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