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Dreams on Layaway 2020

Stagiaire Wine • 750ml


Second bottling of this Santa Cruz pinot rose from my Summit vineyard. Farmed intensely by myself with the help of friends. No tractors. Dry farmed and well beyond organic. A blend of puncheon and barrel ferments (some untopped) with longer elevage than the earlier bottling in clear glass. The balance leans a bit more towards acid and tension than fruit and flesh here. It reminds me of pink Chablis(Le Clos obvs) that could definitely use some time to really turn the volume up. I anticipate this being wonderful when people stop drinking orange wine and return to rose in spring.


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The Wine: Dreams on Layaway 2020

Stagiaire Wine Dreams on Layaway in the words of winemaker Brent Mayeaux: "There were three separate picks of my Summit Pinot vineyard. This one was right in the middle in terms of ripeness. We picked in a mixture of fog and smoke though we were lucky the air quality wasn't that bad. The grapes were pressed directly avoiding any maceration, the juice was rested to settle out as much ash as possible and then fermented and aged in neutral French Oak puncheons. It's pink wine. But like really fucking good, and handled exactly the way I would if I were trying to make fancy Chardonnay. There's a reduction that gets people excited. Crystalline in texture and energy. It’s still relaxing and unfurling after bottling and I think will continue to do so for several months. Loves a decant. Fun out of tiny plastic cups but can also be swirled, smelled, and talked about ad nauseam. Kid tested and somm-approved."

The Producer: Stagiaire Wine

Stagiaire Wine is a project led by soft-spoken talented winemaker Brent Mayeaux. Brent is part of a scene of young winemakers who are 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 wines, very precise, characterized by a perfectly balanced acidity that brings them to life. A must-try natural wine producer for all those who are willing to explore California's ever-complex natural wine landscape.

The Region: Santa Cruz Mountains


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