2016 Kinsman Eades Cabernet Sauvignon Rhadamanthus

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Diamond Mountain
Drink between 2022 - 2041 (Edit)
CT97.3 16 reviews
Label borrowed from 2017
Label borrowed from 2017

Community Tasting Notes 15

  • billyloveswine Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 1, 2021 - Very surprised to find this wine on the list at a local steakhouse and immediately made a reservation. The wine definitely lived up to the expectation. It offered a complex spectrum of pure red and black fruits, like raspberry preserves, blackberries, and cassis, with an undertone of vanilla, tobacco, and graphite. Deep ruby colored, the wine had the proper amount of extraction, super smooth texture, and its acidity and ripe and silky tannins kept me reaching for more. At such a young age, it's already drinking beautifully. The bummer is that there are only 2 barrels of this beauty made!

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  • Cow Town wrote:

    December 31, 2020 - Pulled this for NYE after a great visit with Kinsman in Napa in November tasting the 2017s (and a sneak peek on a 2018), and a ton of great reviews of the 2016s. Unfortunately, when I pulled the cork I saw wine all the way up the side of the cork. Color was right, but the nose was a little hot (but not stewed) and muted. Stayed muted/a little off all night. Chalking this up to a faulty cork, and happy to have a few more bottles.

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  • LiteItOnFire Likes this wine: 96 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. Buy 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.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • KenK Likes this wine: 97 points

    September 15, 2020 - Awesome aromas bold rich crepe de cassis with violets, quite sexy Dark rich fruit totally packed, long opulent sweet ripe red raspberry, blackberries, cherries, a true wow wine. Long and rich, graphite and complete. Perhaps a touch hot, big chocolate flavors. Really good and right in my wheelhouses. Great youth and energy. Full body and great spice. Very impressive. Dark flavors structure, young, but so good. Reverie site. Very contoured wild site. Was part of Diamond Creek long time ago. Incredible. 16% Cab Franc and winemaker Nigel Kinman said was amazing. Make at Wheeler farms a high tech facility. Precision winemaking the real key here. 2 barrels was 4 originally, but used for topping. Financially this stretched him to the max.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • dclaggett Likes this wine: 97 points

    August 20, 2020 - 14.9% abv. Dark garnet purple, clear. Light staining of tears. Very, very generous nose of black and red fruits, rose garden (including tilled wet soil), anise, pencil shavings. Med plus weight, silky smooth in mouth with precision through mid palate and fine grained tannins that leave you going back for more and more. Finishes extremely long with layers of blackberries, blue berries, dark cocoa, coffee cake, and minerality that is off the charts. Exceptional wine with long life ahead. Classy wine. Bravo

    3 people found this helpful Comments (3)
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Kinsman Eades
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Rhadamanthus
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Diamond Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (3%)
  • In Cellars 256 (87%)
  • Consumed 28 (10%)

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