2010 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.
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
WORLD WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD: Platinum Medal
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.
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
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
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
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
see in your wine the reflection of a person not in your
range of vision, don't drink it." —
"Blind tastings are to wine what strip poker is to love." — Kermit Lynch, American wine importer