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Accounting for Taste

What happened to Russian River Valley Pinot Noir?


In 1995, while working as a sommelier at John Ash and Company, a restaurant in the Russian River Valley, Paul Sloan underwent a life-changing experience. “We had some older Williams Selyem and Joseph Swan wines in the cellar,” Sloan remembers. “They were absolutely beautiful, which contradicted what I’d heard:…

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This story appears in the print issue of April 2015.
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