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New Wines, New Faces: Up By Their Own Bootstraps

California's new Copain and Carlisle labels have a few things in common -- including their startup spirit and outstanding Syrahs.
James Laube
Posted: February 8, 2002


In true bootstrap, startup spirit, Wells Guthrie and Mike Officer rent space in a stark warehouse near Santa Rosa in Sonoma County. While it leaves little to the imagination, with its massive concrete walls, shiny stainless steel tanks and rows of oak barrels, this is still the stuff dreams are made of.

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