2018 FAUX Picpoul Blanc | Guthrie Family Wines | Winestyr
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2018 FAUX Picpoul Blanc

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Appellation: Sierra Foothills

By: Guthrie Family Wines

In: Sonoma, CA

750mL / 12.5% ABV

Winestyr Review

This was the wine Blair and I used as a palate cleanser while tasting Stewart NOMAD Cabernet back to the late 1990s, but then we found ourselves just refilling our glasses with Picpoul to sit back and enjoy it. Sourced from the Rorick Heritage Vineyard high in the Sierras, the wine sees neutral barrel and stainless steel to preserve its beautiful freshness.

What We Love

  • Rorick Heritage Vineyard
  • Unique varietal

This wine is made for shellfish, hard cheeses, or to be enjoyed on its own.


Guthrie Family Wines is the side project of New Zealand native, winemaker Blair Guthrie, who spends his days as winemaker for Napa Valley's Stewart Cellars and Hollis Wines. He sources fruit from top vineyards and makes these wines in a decidedly different style than what you find in traditional wines from Napa Valley.


We don’t hope to follow trends, but instead let the vineyards and the conditions of a certain vineyard for a given year tell us what to do with the wine. We’re there with it every day, from when it’s picked to when it’s bottled. The wines we make represent everything we love and believe in: love for wine, family, and this dream that we live everyday here in wine country. Caroline and I have always thought making wine is about getting your hands dirty and getting as close to the dirt as you can. The earth is what gives us the wine, and that’s what need to be known. It’s where my relationship with the wine starts.

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