Sauvignon Blanc by
Bibiana and Jeff

"Shared Notes, one of the most exciting emerging projects in California."
—Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media wood wedge

our story

Shared Notes is the winemaking joint-venture between wife and husband, Bibiana Gonzalez Rave and Jeff Pisoni.

Both had early desires of making wine, and spent most of their lives doing so. The year 2012, however, marked the first vintage that they produced together. Previously, during the grape harvest, Bibiana and Jeff were like the proverbial ships passing in the night. Early grape picks and late nights at the winery left them rarely crossing paths.

Now, Bibiana and Jeff do cross paths—to discuss ideas and taste samples. You can sometimes catch them in front of a grapevine, the press, a fermenting tank, or a barrel...most likely with a glass in hand.

Shared Notes through a loop glass
Bibiana and Jeff Tasting and Smiling
"The most eye opening wines are from Bibiana Gonzalez Rave . . ."
—Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report wood wedge

Les leçons des maîtres
Lessons of the masters

  • Style: A blend inspired by the cellar masters of Bordeaux and their dedication to Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
  • Variety: 62% Sauvignon Blanc / 38% Semillon
  • AVA: Russian River Valley - Sonoma County

Beautifully pure and textured, with a complex aromatic array of citrus blossom, white nectarine and jasmine, with herbal undertones and hints of salty ocean air. The classic Bordeaux composition of 62% Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Semillon allows for the Sauvignon Blanc’s aromatic profile to be paired with the Semillon’s textural weight and density. Made with 100% whole cluster pressed fruit and aged in smaller new French oak barrels, the firm acidity and long finish are indicators of extremely long cellaring potential.

50 cases
Drink 2018–2038

Les pierres qui décident
The rocks that decided

  • Style: A Sauvignon Blanc inspired by the pure and focused wines of the Loire Valley, where the rocks "decide" the style.
  • Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • AVA: Russian River Valley - Sonoma County

Vibrant with a laser focused mouthfeel, the 2016 Les pierres qui décident starts with elegant, yet intense notes of key lime, flint and wet stone. A crisp and dry mouthfeel seamlessly transitions into a satisfying grandiose finish which is accentuated by a few short hours of skin contact before going to press. Aging in larger-format puncheon barrels allows the Sauvignon Blanc to retain its vibrancy. This balanced wine leaves one longing for another sip.

98 cases
Drink 2018–2038

Shared Notes Wine
" . . . a stunning release from newcomer Shared Notes remind that Sauvignon Blanc is capable of producing serious wines of enormous depth and range."
—Connoisseurs' Guide To California Wine wood wedge


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