2018 DuPuis Wines Syrah "Baker Ranch", Anderson Valley, California
ABOUT THIS WINE
This organically farmed Baker Ranch Syrah is fermented 100% whole cluster, utilizing a traditional Northern Rhone technique, submerged cap fermentation. This produces a wine that is more aromatic with rich red fruit.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
During Wells Guthrie's stints working in the Northern Rhone Valley and Burgundy, he picked up the nickname Puis, meaning “well” or “wells.” It’s an older spelling of the word, and I was in France to learn about the old-world style of winemaking, so the name fit.
He named his domain DuPuis Wines since du puis means “of wells." Dupuis Wines is purely from Wells—working beside his sole employee in the vineyard and winery, with time they added help of his wife, Kate, and their family when duty calls. All of their wines are purely sourced from Anderson Valley with the sole vision of continuing to explore, nurture, and elevate the greatness that exists in this valley. Wells stripped away the use of any new wood in order to further showcase the purity of fruit and unique attributes possessed by each of their vineyards. The resulting wines will deliver a more pure and precise expression of Anderson Valley.