2016 Kinsman Eades Cabernet Sauvignon Rhadamanthus

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Diamond Mountain
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  • #1Winelover Likes this wine: 98 points

    December 1, 2019 - This wine will be ready in 3 to 5 years from now. I opened this on Thanksgiving, decanted for 2 hours and it was too tannic, so back in the bottle it went. On Friday, I decanted the bottle at around 1pm and by 7pm, it was finally ready and I could taste all of the goodness in the bottle.

    Dark red and purple, strong fruit smells; primarily with black and blueberries, and plum. Lot's of mineral -- as in lot's. Chocolate covered blackberries.

    I had to work with this wine over 2 days and it was one of the more memorable bottles that I have had recently. It was a great experience!

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  • MJP Hou TX Likes this wine: 98 points

    July 21, 2019 - The tannins in this wines have mellowed after tasting at Wheeler Farms last year. You can now really tell the direction this is heading in! We had the opportunity to enjoy a bottle with Shae and Nigel at Gotts RH in St Helena. What a way to wash down a Texas Burger!!! Don't miss adding this to the cellar. My wife's personal favorite after tasting VHR, Futo, Abreu & Blankiet!

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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! This wine was also wound right behind a wall of tannins but poked its head out 90 min into our visit. What a beauty. What did poke through showed Mostly black fruit with a typical mountain profile of forest floor, some mineral notes, faint red fruit. Like its 16 counterpart, needs 8-10 in the slumbering cellar. Patience will absolutely be rewarded on this wine. No points today. Buy or regret!

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  • sean7711 Likes this wine: 98 points

    June 10, 2019 - Up the PCH; 6/4/2019-6/16/2019 (Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Paso Robles, Napa, and Willamette): As Phin mentioned, 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc 2% Malbec. Only 50 cases from the old Reverie site on Diamond Mountain.

    This was amazing. Smooth, velvety, sexy. I think the Cab franc helped really balance this out. For mountain fruit, this was incredibly open and inviting. I will be opening one of these for Christmas 2019!

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  • #1Winelover Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 24, 2018 - Winemaker's lunch with Nigel and Shae Kinsman at Cook in St. Helena. Nigel was nice enough to meet for lunch during his busy season, and shared the '16 Diamond Mountain which comes from the old Reverie Vineyard and will be released next year.

    This wine is just fantastic and improved over time. It could have used another 2-3 hours in the decanter as it's a big monster which is why The Kinsman's are not releasing their '16s until next year (Nigel said their Sleeping Lady is even tighter!). Make no mistake, everything is there for this great representation of Diamond Mountain. Dark black and blue in the glass, strong tannins, nice structure, lots of fruit and mineral and graphite components. Long finish. This will be fun to try over and over again, and see how it evolves.

    95-98 points

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    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 Rhadamanthus
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Diamond Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (7%)
  • In Cellars 183 (89%)
  • Consumed 7 (3%)

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