2016 Kinsman Eades Cabernet Sauvignon Anjea Sleeping Lady Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Yountville

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  • LiteItOnFire Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 23, 2020 - Wow. I would like to just post the one word and drop a mic but not sure how to do that so here goes.

    Had both Kinsman 2016 wines at one of our favorite restaurants in AZ, Cafe a Monarch (unfortunately we had to bolt due to an allergic reaction) or it would have been a perfect night. Krug 168 and both 2016 Kinsman wines.

    Krug- same notes apply. must give this air or the acidity closes the palate unable to reveal its inner goodness. Hold as it will become something special but a beautiful early champagne nonetheless.

    R- quick super decant and drank through 45 minutes. excellent in all facets, attack, middle and end with a long finish. Cassis, boysenberry, blackberry, coco, tobacco, hint of dark wet earth all built around a thin mineral spine that carries this full bodied wine through the long finish. Now on the the textural pleasure of a mouth coating luxurious silky sexy kitten batting the tongue playfully teasing you throughout the experience- just excellent. I am a huge Nigel fan from his days at Araujo but this style is a juxtaposition of that style- both excellent wines with very different profiles. This is a wine that is drinking spectacular now and now is when it should be drunk as well as later. A homerun right out of the gates. But with confidence.

    A- quick super decant and drank through 45 minutes. A very good wine but not at the level of R. It is missing the attack of R but maybe it’s a the vineyard requiring time to fill out? Regardless a beautiful feminin wine that if not had with its badass brother would have received accolades by all. This wine while missing the attach has a good middle and end of blackberry, dark red cherry, a bit of earth, coco, cedar and a velvety texture. Enjoyed by all . Very good wine and would love to check back in a few years from now to see if it filled out. Yummy nonetheless.

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  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    10/25/20, 8:08 AM - Great post Lite! I've been told by both Nigel and Shae that Anjea might out preform R in the long haul. I'm going wait for the day they personally tell me it's ready.

    Sorry to hear about the allergic reaction. I hope everyone is okay. Food allergies are no joke.


  • LiteItOnFire commented:

    10/25/20, 8:15 AM - Will be very curious if it does as the R was absolutely killer. Thanks for the well wishes we were able to get to medicine in time. All good in our side. Great restaurants to go to when you get out here!

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