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2016 Kinsman Eades Cabernet Sauvignon Anjea Sleeping Lady Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Yountville

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Community Tasting Note

  • Geaux Tigers wrote:

    October 3, 2020 - If you combine my earlier tasting note from Napa and Sean7711’s note, you have today’s experience. 9 hr decant. Still a wall of tannins holding this back. I could almost taste the oak. Acid, red and black fruit, touch of perfume. If you’re considering opening one in the name of science, don’t. Just wait 7-9 yrs. You’ll thank me only after you failed to heed this advice.

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  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    10/3/20, 3:46 PM - Oh man!!! You went in early Geaux. You must have been thinking about the Kinsman's who need our support right now. Shae's evacuation picture of Madrona ranch is one I'll never forget.

    Cheers to a beautiful day in the H.

    Michael

  • Geaux Tigers commented:

    10/3/20, 3:49 PM - I did, thought 9 hrs might open it up. Wrong. Decided to put the bottle back in the cellar for a Flannery’s Jorge tomorrow night. Going with a ‘13 Bevan Two Dogs on a 30 min decant for the Tigers tonight. Cheers

  • Wubai commented:

    10/4/20, 1:51 PM - Thanks, Also have a 3 pack of the 17’s coming and plan on opening one of those short term as the curiosity is killing me. And will continue to hold the 16’s.

  • Geaux Tigers commented:

    10/4/20, 2:06 PM - Post script, pulled the bottle back out and hoped for the best. More earthy notes appear, cedar, graphite, pencil shavings, black dirt, the fruit has also receded, though still picking up oak. Black fruit shows up on the swirl but is still otherwise hidden. Faint fruit notes and rare beef on the palate, one thing for sure is that I tried. Let your babies slumber. At this pace, the mags will be ready for my grandkids retirement.

  • Geaux Tigers commented:

    10/4/20, 2:49 PM - @Wubai Per my earlier note, you can thank me later. Open at your own peril. I think 7 years is an absolute minimum for these beasts.

  • Wubai commented:

    10/4/20, 2:57 PM - Yes I plan on giving the 16’s 10 years. Shae said the 17’s would show better young. But yes I would still hold on opening one of those if necessary. Thanks again.

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