Tulocay Napa Valley Wines
notes from the producer:
If you’re looking for a slice of Napa as it once was, or an unpretentious tasting experience not found amidst the castles and crowds, or a glass of our old-vine Pinot Noir (cluster above), you’ve come to the right spot.
Tulocay is one of the oldest wineries in Napa Valley. Founded in 1975 by Bill Cadman, Tulocay has been acknowledged by Napa Valley insiders and old-timers as having a style that represents Napa before it became “Beverly Hills-ified.”
We’re still family-owned and run. Our old-school sensibilities are matched with traditional winemaking, and we continue to craft ageworthy wines of character. For those winelovers ready for an off-the-beaten path experience, please check out our history, our wines, or let us know if you’d like to arrange a visit. We’ll pull the corks.
OUR WINES ARE …
SINGLE VINEYARD, SINGLE VARIETAL
Since 1975, our focus has been on small lots of site-specific wines, bottled as a single varietal, without blending. We make exceptions to this on occasion, but by focusing on crafting wines of place, we hope to give you, the drinker, a delightful and distinctive expression of one wine from one place from one time (the vintage), that you simply can’t find elsewhere.
MADE WITH MINIMAL INTERVENTION
Also known as traditional winemaking, or the old-fashioned way, or the way we’ve always sort of done things. We don’t use added tannins, enzymes, oak adjuncts, concentrates, bentonite, or any of the long list of stuff you can throw at a pile of grapes these days. Since our inception our reds have been traditionally bottled without fining or filtration. Our low-tech approach allows the wine to speak for itself, without the obfuscation of modern additives.
MEANT TO AGE
“Patience you must have my young padawan.” Yoda
Our wines are known by lots of old farts who drink lots of old wine for lasting lots of years. We think finding unique vineyards, with a hands-off winemaking approach, plays an important role in this. Plus we never kick a wine out of the cellar before its time, racking, blending, and bottling based on how the wine tastes, never by formula. Holding on to wine is hard though, so we won’t fault you for drinking yours!
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Delivery is free within the Columbus, Ohio metro area with a minumum order of $50. We do deliveries on Tuesdays and Fridays, and will contact you via e-mail with specifics after you order. We will text you shortly before we arrive with your delivery. ID showing age 21 or older will be checked at time of delivery.
IN-STORE PICK-UP INFO
Wine boxes ordered online by 2pm Tuesday through Saturday will be available for same-day pick-up by 5pm. Boxes ordered after 2pm will be available the following pick-up day by 5pm.