The Wine: Sufficiently Whelming 2019
Stagiaire Wine Sufficiently Whelming in the words of winemaker Brent Mayeaux: "Silver cap version. Sauvignon Blanc from Lolonis near Ukiah. Planted in 1945. Dry farmed and organic. Small amount of botrytis. Very slow gentle pressing. Fermented in stainless and aged in old oak."
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