Right to Prance 2020

Stagiaire Wine • 750ml


Mourvedre from the same vineyard planted in 1906 as the Zinfandel that made up the initial release of this label. The Mourvedre ripened(barely) much much later than the neighboring Zin vines, so it sat in the smoke and ash for longer. It was the last fruit to come in that year, and I was so tired and beat up and defeated that I almost didn’t pick it. Many thanks to those that came down to help me with that one. There was much less fruit than anticipated. Less than a barrels worth. Similar processing to Scales, where we dumped the ash laden free run juice to get clean juice. Barrel ferment and aging for a year. During elevage this wine tasted like Korean fried chicken flavored potato chips. I hesitated to bottle this lone barrel as the wine seemed super fragile. Sure enough it got very mousey right after bottling, but it has returned from Disneyland and is ready to go. It is a bit of a wild child. Rough around the edges and I honestly don’t know the direction the wine is heading in. It’s nice to not know things and not pretend to know things. Underripe strawberries with a touch of candied cherry and oddly a curry spice edge and a touch more VA than my wines tend to have. People have been digging it.


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Product Description

The Wine: Right to Prance 2020

More info coming soon.

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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