Stagiaire Wine

Stagiaire Wine Cheeky Bisous 2022

$35
$35

Stagiaire Wine Cheeky Bisous, in the words of winemaker Brent Mayeaux, is "Strawberries and strawberry jam. Watermelon candy. Touch of spices like clove and cinnamon. These bright flavors are balanced with just enough bitterness to lengthen the wine and keep it from being one of those gorgeous. Chaparral. Lavender. Dandelion root. A first date. Maybe it's the first one you've been on in a while. It's going well, and you are already visualizing the rest of your life with this person. You tell yourself to calm down even though you don't want to. This is the only red wine from 2022 that I feel okay releasing. The others will all be in a much better place at the end of the year. I'm sure this one will, too, but it is perfectly charming as it is now. I encourage holding a bottle for 6-12 more months if you are as enamored by it as I currently am."

Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Medium Body
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2022
Alcohol:,
Country:, United States
Region:, California
Appellation:, NA
Bottle Size:, 750ml

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Producer profile

Stagiaire Wine

Stagiaire Wine is a project led by soft-spoken, talented winemaker Brent Mayeaux. Brent is part of a scene of young winemakers changing the face of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region - the other being Ryan Stirm of Stirm Wine Co., Megan Bell of Margins Wine, and James Jelks of Florèz Wines. Brent's dedication, humble attitude, and talent are reflected in his precise wines, characterized by a perfectly balanced acidity that brings them to life—a must-try natural wine producer for all who are willing to explore California's complex natural wine landscape.

Wine region

California, United States

California is a leading wine-producing state in the United States, distinguished by its diverse climates and geographical features ideal for viticulture. The state comprises several renowned wine regions with unique climatic conditions and grape varietals.


Napa Valley

Located north of San Francisco, Napa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions globally. This area is celebrated for its Cabernet Sauvignon, which benefits from a climate moderated by fog from San Pablo Bay. Napa Valley's diverse soils, including volcanic and sedimentary types, contribute to the robust flavors of its wines. Besides Cabernet Sauvignon, the region cultivates Merlot, Chardonnay, and other varietals, each thriving in the valley's distinct microclimates and terroirs.


Sonoma County

Adjacent to Napa Valley, Sonoma County is larger and more diverse. Its cooler climate, influenced by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, is ideal for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel. Sonoma's varied terroirs range from the cool Sonoma Coast to the warmer Sonoma Valley, offering a broad spectrum of wine styles and flavors. The region's complex soils and microclimates allow for a wide range of viticultural practices and wine expressions.


Central Coast

Spanning from San Francisco Bay to Santa Barbara County, the Central Coast includes numerous smaller AVAs (American Viticultural Areas). This extensive region benefits from a long growing season influenced by coastal breezes that moderate temperatures. Notable sub-regions include Paso Robles, known for its robust red wines like Syrah and Zinfandel, and Monterey County, where cooler climate varietals like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive. The Central Coast's varied climates and soils support various grape varieties, producing diverse, high-quality wines.


Sierra Foothills

Located east of Sacramento, the Sierra Foothills rise into the Sierra Nevada mountains from the valley. This historic wine region, known for its role during the California Gold Rush, produces wines from old vine Zinfandel and increasingly notable Rhône varietals. The higher elevation results in significant diurnal temperature variation, preserving acidity and enhancing flavor complexity in the grapes. The rugged terrain and diverse soils contribute to the unique characteristics of the region's wines.


Lodi

Situated in the Central Valley, south of Sacramento, Lodi benefits from a Mediterranean climate. The region is renowned for its old vine Zinfandel, with some vines dating back to the late 19th century. Lodi's sandy soils provide excellent drainage and are resistant to phylloxera, contributing to the health and longevity of its vines. The region's warm days and cool nights are ideal for ripening a variety of grape varietals, producing rich and flavorful wines.


Mendocino County

North of Sonoma, Mendocino County boasts a cooler maritime climate and is recognized for its commitment to organic and sustainable viticulture. The region focuses on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Anderson Valley benefits from coastal fog and cool temperatures that extend the growing season, allowing for the development of complex flavors and balanced acidity in the wines. Mendocino's varied terroirs and sustainable practices enhance its reputation for distinctive wines.

Frequently asked question

We will process and ship your order in 2-3 business days, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking as soon as the Carrier scans the shipping label.

Ground shipping time depends on location, here's a breakdown:

West Coast: 1-2 business days
Midwest: 3-4 business days
East Coast: 5 business days

Process time is not shipping time. Shipping time starts from the days successive to the day of shipping, after the order has been processed.

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If applicable, please consider delivering the package to a business address to ensure someone is available to sign for the package.

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Carrier will try to delivery a package up to three times before returning the package to us.

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If you miss a delivery and a package gets returned to us we have two options:

1) Reship the package right away: due to the very high cost of shipping and returns, we must charge a re-shipping fee to be determined based on package size and shipping destination.

2) Consolidate the returned package with your next order: this option is free of charge and it's the most popular option.

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.