The Wine: Sea Shells She Sells 2018
Sea Shells She Sells in the words of winemaker Brent Mayeaux: "Sauvignon Blanc from the amazing Feliz Creek vineyard just west of Hopland in Mendocino. Organic. Dry-farmed. No-till. Dying from phylloxera. The vines are very stressed and produce tiny clusters of very concentrated fruit. Direct pressed and barrel fermented. Aged on full lees 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