The Wine: Sapphire, Samphire, & Saturn Returns 2018
Sapphire, Samphire, & Saturn Returns in the words of winemaker Brent Mayeaux: "Same Sauvignon Blanc as the Sea Shells, but this fruit was destemmed and macerated for 8 days before being pressed to barrel to finish the fermentation and age for almost 12 months."
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 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 every-complex natural wine landscape.
The Region: Santa Cruz Mountains