The Wine: Let's Get Fizzical 2020
Stagiaire Wine Let's Get Fizzical in the words of winemaker Brent Mayeaux: "This edition is a blend of 2020 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot from the vineyard I farm on The Summit and some 2019 Sauvignon Blanc from Lolonis in Redwood Valley that hadn't finished its sugar. Disgorged in February or March (can't remember honestly). Fleshier and more playful than the white maybe. I like to imagine this being pulled out of ice on a hot day, bottle dripping and cold, poured out surrounded by smiles and skin. I’ll certainly be popping these in the vineyards when we are picking."
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