2018 DuPuis Wines Pinot Noir "Le Benedict", Anderson Valley, California, USA


This wine showcases the complexity this region produces with balance, purity, and persistent flavors of dark red fruits and earthy undertones of beetroot and wet earth. The silky texture is balanced by bright acidity and fine-grained tannins.

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The Benedict pinot is named in honor of Edward Ronan “Ned” Benedict and pays homage to his love of burgundy, our shared affection for the great village wines, and the profound friendship they shared.

This wine includes fruit from the Abel, Wendling, Romani, and Klindt vineyards. The blend captures the complex melange of soils located in the Deep End of Anderson Valley.


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.


Vintage 2018
Producer DuPuis Wines
Appellation Anderson Valley
Country USA