Kinsman Eades Is Poised to Make Its Mark

For Nigel and Shae Kinsman, the road to Cabernet success started in Australia and passed through some of Napa's premier properties

Kinsman Eades Is Poised to Make Its Mark
Nigel and Shae Kinsman are committed to the long game with their new Napa Cabernet label. (Deanna Whyte)
May 5, 2021

On a previous trip to Napa I tasted with Nigel Kinsman, the winemaker for the Accendo and Wheeler Farms projects owned by the Araujo family. I also tasted Kinsman’s own wines, but held back on covering them until I could both taste the wines blind for official Wine Spectator reviews as well as tour the vineyard sites Kinsman is using.

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