Kinsman Eades

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About Kinsman Eades

Nigel Kinsman is something of a trail blazer in the Napa Valley. It was just a matter of time before he made his own wine and that time came in 2016, when, together with his wife Shae, they achieved a long-held dream; they crushed their first fruit.

Their vision is for site-driven, singular expressions of origin and history. The winemaking is characteristic of Nigel’s deftness of touch. Fruit led and characterful, the wines celebrate the interesting edges rather than polishing them away.

Their objective is ‘to make compelling wines that sing of their origins’.  Nigel and Shae have an instinctive understanding of what makes a vineyard truly special. There are currently two wines, Rhadamanthus and Anjea, which attest to this intuition.

Kinsman Eades at Pol Roger

ANJEA 2017

Josemeyer Wines at Pol Roger

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

The Sleeping Lady Vineyard lies on an alluvial fan of dark, gravelly loam towards the southern end of Napa Valley. The Mayacamas Mountains offer respite from the sinking afternoon sun, and the San Pablo Bay’s cool afternoon breezes allow for the best of both worlds: intense sunny days for ripeness, and cooling influences for acidity and freshness. This wine has a pure, delineated fruit character and elegant framework.

RHADAMANTHUS 2017

Joseph Drouhin Wines at Pol Roger

Varietal: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

The contoured rows of the former Reverie site on Diamond Mountain cling to frighteningly steep west-facing slopes of rhyolite and tufa, producing diminutive, thick-skinned berries. This extreme terroir keeps the vines at a low yield of 1.8 tons/acre, resulting in a wine that is undeniably mountainous in its framework, girth and power.  

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