2018 Kinsman Eades Cabernet Sauvignon La Voleuse Du Chagrin

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Calistoga

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Community Tasting Note

  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 98 points

    April 23, 2021 - This new wine is absolutely dynamite. Formerly block 1B that went into Araujo's Eisele (and is now owned by Chateau Latour), the quality of this site is undeniable and an absolute home run for Kinsman. There are probably not more than a couple vineyards that could be considered better than Eisele in all of Napa Valley, so if this wine can even come close to that quality it will be a massive hit. And since Nigel made Eisele for many years, the transition here appears to be somewhat seamless.

    The nose shows violets, creme de cassis, cigar box and crushed stone. The palate is pure class, with fine grained ripe tannins, a silky mouthfeel, excellent depth of flavor and insane purity of fruit. This is the most elegant, refined and sophisticated wine I've tasted from Kinsman. It also shows the most Bordeaux like character. The fruit is super expressive, with a full mid palate and crazy long finish. I found this be enthralling and super fun to drink. 98++

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  • LiteItOnFire commented:

    4/25/21, 3:57 PM - Ah your trip is this weekend. Great notes as always. Hope you guys had a killer time.

  • blarmston commented:

    4/25/21, 6:41 PM - I can already predict that in 5-10 years when this wine is catching consistent hundo’s in tasting notes... that I should’ve grabbed the maggie as well...

  • Cristal2000 commented:

    4/25/21, 6:43 PM - And Inaugural Vintage to boot...

  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    4/26/21, 7:10 AM - Cristal, glad I backed it up for this one. Eisele/Calistoga is just killer fruit IMO. Should be a fun one to follow and I'm sure 19 will be a great sophomore album. Excited to read these notes on a Monday morning.

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