In Sonoma County, this Memorial Day weekend was a true celebration of Russian River Valley's exquisite Pinot Noir. Russian River Valley Winegrowers hosted the Pinot Classic—a two day celebration of Pinot Noir that included a seminar, Paulée dinner, and the Passport to Pinot weekend. The Passport to Pinot portion of the event allowed guests to taste Pinot Noir at more than 30 Russian River Valley wineries; some wineries poured strictly from the bottle, while others poured from both the bottle and barrel. Select wineries even provided tasty treats and scrumptious appetizers to pair with their Pinot Noir. Wineries that stood out—Dutton Goldfield Winery, Emeritus Vineyards, Ancient Oak Cellars, Thomas George Estates, and Moshin Vineyards—all poured various vintages of their Pinot Noir in addition to offering tasting from the barrel.