Wells Guthrie has rightfully garnered praise as one of California’s leading young Turks, those that are redefining winemaking in California. He produces two blockbuster blends (one each of Pinot and Syrah) under the “Les Voisins” moniker. French for ‘the neighbors’ Wells’ pursuit of crafting two wines that exemplify the dramatic terroir of Anderson Valley, each come from a combination of three vineyards. His very popular Tous Ensemble wines offer incredible value and the portfolio is rounded out by extremely limited vineyard designated wines. His methods are noninterventionist, both in vineyard (all sources are organically farmed) as well as in the winery, where there is also minimal use of new oak. A proponent of “picking earlier” each of his wines showcase lower alcohols and a purity of fruit with just the right balance of tannins and bright acidity.