Extremely limited production of elite vineyard sites in Napa Valley. Highly allocated.
Kinsman Eades is the maiden wine project of Shae and Nigel Kinsman, crafting small-lot, classically proportioned Napa Valley cabernet sauvignons. Turning to winemaking as a second act to music, Nigel’s passion for cabernet sauvignon took him from Margaret River to Tuscany, then finally to Napa Valley as winemaker for Eisele Vineyard (nee Araujo Estate Wines). Meanwhile, Shae’s epicurean heart saw her train under Australia’s top sommeliers before pivoting to wine business studies. Relocating to Napa Valley in 2006, she joined cult producer, Abreu Vineyards, before she and Nigel began making wine for their eponymous label in 2016. Building their reputation on single-vineyard expressions from compelling vineyards, the Kinsmans’ mindful farming and restrained winemaking chart the course. Intent on amplifying the voice of the land, they pursue authentic character over perfection.
The Kinsmans focus on crafting small-lot, single-vineyard expressions from three stellar vineyards – the little known but pedigreed Geeslin Vineyard in Calistoga, the historic, former Reverie Vineyard in Diamond Mountain District, and up-and-coming Sleeping Lady Vineyard in Yountville. Their mindful farming and restrained winemaking chart the course, letting the fruit lead the way as they strive to capture honest, vibrant expressions of origin and history. Theirs is a pursuit of authentic character over perfection. (www.kinsmaneades.com)