2016 Kinsman Eades Cabernet Sauvignon Anjea Sleeping Lady

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Yountville
Drink between 2025 - 2040 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • sean7711 Likes this wine:

    December 25, 2019 - 2016 Kinsman Anjea Sleeping Lady vs. 2016 Fait Main Sleeping Lady

    I decided to pit these two highly regarded wines against each other (in the name of science, I guess?) for Christmas Eve with family. I saved a glass of wine from each to check in on Christmas. I decanted both starting at 8:30am and had my first sips of both around 5:30pm.

    Kinsman Anjea (14.7%, 100% Clone 22)
    This is still hiding behind a massive wall of tannins, even after 9 hour decant and a few hours of drinking it that night. Even on the 2nd day, it still had the coarse tannins. This was dark, dark purple, much different than the Fait main, which gave off a bit more ruby red/blue. No doubt this is great juice, I just wouldn't open for 7-10 years unless you are curious. Mostly red/black fruits, beautiful bouquet. NR for now. Massive potential if you are patient.

    Fait Main (14.1%)
    This one was a pleasant bottle of wine. Gave off a bit of bubblegum/cotton candy off the nose. Ready for business - I think after 4-5 hours this would have been fine to start drinking. More red/blue fruit, lots of blueberry, nice finish. Threw off a bit of sediment. 95

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  • GalenP Likes this wine: 99 points

    December 3, 2019 - Delicious! Had a chance to taste this after a double decant from the night before and about an hour in the open bottle. Beautifully ripe dark fruit, with a silky finish that went on forever. Truelly top notch. The one you’re hoping for every time you try something new!

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  • jgreco Likes this wine: 97 points

    September 19, 2019 - Tastings; 9/19/2019-9/20/2019 (Napa): The 2016 Anjea Sleeping Lady Vineyard is an absolutely stunning debut for Kinsman Eades. Gorgeous and layered with red and black currants, perfumed flowers, red cherries, and cocoa. Deeply structured with coarse tannins. You are going to need to be patient, perhaps 5-7 years, before this is ready to drink. Tasted with Shae and Nigel at Long Meadow Ranch.

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  • Geaux Tigers Likes this wine:

    July 17, 2019 - Napa 2019; 7/14/2019-7/18/2019: Tasted at Wheeler Farms with Shae and eventually Nigel. Great people, great project! No points today. This is a wound up beast that needs to slumber for 7-9 years, but oh the potential. A wall of tannins is holding this back, but plenty of acid to let a beautiful bouquet of red and black fruit show through with patience. If you bought, be happy. If you didn’t you should.

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  • sean7711 Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 10, 2019 - Up the PCH; 6/4/2019-6/16/2019 (Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Paso Robles, Napa, and Willamette): Lunch with Shae Kinsman at Charter Oak.

    Was able to taste both the 2016 Anjea and Rhadamanthus. To compare and contrast, this is 100% Cab from Yountville. Extremely tightly wound and coiled up for now, but did open up towards the end of the lunch. Smooth tannins, plenty of structure to go the distance. When I get my 3 pack of this in the fall, I will likely hold off on opening one for a little. These easily have 10+ years in them. 93 for now, 96-97 for the upside.

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    Napa Valley’s Extraordinary 2016 Cabernets (Dec 2018), 12/1/2018 (link)

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    Brilliance in Napa Valley: 2016 & 2015 Cabernets (Jan 2018), 1/18/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Kinsman Eades
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Anjea
  • Vineyard Sleeping Lady
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Yountville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 18 (6%)
  • In Cellars 267 (89%)
  • Consumed 15 (5%)

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