AMERICAN GRAND CRU: Russian River Pinot w/ Benovia, Gary Farrell, & Williams Selyem | Mark Oldman

A fascinating, insider journey through Sonoma's Russian River Valley, which is essentially an American "grand cru" -- i.e., best-of-the-best -- wine growing region. We will discuss what makes RRV Pinot so coveted as well as winemakers' reflections on emerging trends, peak food pairings, and where insiders go in Sonoma wine country. Joining Mark Oldman live are three leading Russian River Valley winemakers: Benovia's Mike Sullivan, Gary Farrell's Theresa Heredia, and Williams Selyem's Jeff Mangahas. The three wines presented are: 1) Benovia – 2017 Martaella Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (from the Santa Rosa Plains neighborhood of Russian River Valley) 2) Gary Farrell – 2017 Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir (from the Green Valley neighborhood of Russian River Valley) 3) Williams Selyem – 2017 Lewis MacGregor Estate Pinot Noir 2017 (from the Middle Reach neighborhood of Russian River Valley) For access to new tastings and exclusive content, please subscribe at