Ride & Ridden "RIDE" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Hand harvested at night to ensure cool temperatures, we cold soak the berries to draw color and develop flavors while elevating structure. Fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks, then aged in French oak barrels, 75% new, for 12 months, the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. RIDE 2020 shows dark, almost opaque edges with gorgeous notes of blackberry fruit, sage, black olive and shaved cocoa. The mouthfeel has a decadent richness and textural quality with a long and delicious finish. Both dense and flecked with acidity, the wine shows equal parts power and grace. 100% Napa Valley, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Tasting Panel
Straight out of the gate, this wine overperforms for the price, from its inky black-carmine hue to its aromas of grilled meat, chocolate-dipped orange peel, and black plum. Juicy, vibrant, and teeth-coating yet focused, with notes of dusty cocoa, heather, and black olive. The deluxe mouthfeel is a smooth ride to the finish.
Made by Remington Jorgensen, the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon offers darker red and black currant fruits as well as textbook notes of tobacco, violets, and some herbal nuances. It’s rich, full-bodied, and brings way more texture, purity, and balance than you’d expect at the price. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t find great values in Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink this beauty over the coming 5-7 years, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it last longer.