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Shared Notes winery ranks with the finest producers of distinctive Sauvignon Blanc around.—Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
Shared Notes is the winemaking joint-venture between wife and husband, Bibiana González 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.
These are both going to be very long-lived whites.—Jeb Dunnuck
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: 80% Sauvignon Blanc / 20% Semillon
- AVA: Russian River Valley - Sonoma County
A dazzling blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon, the 2022 Les lecons des maitres is truly a symphony in a bottle, with each movement highlighting a unique aspect of the wine. In the beginning, a pale straw hue, tinged with youthful hints of green shimmers in the glass. The second movement envelops the olfactory, with pure aromas of peach blossom, lime zest, and fresh honeysuckle that are backed by subtle notes of candied ginger and spiced vanilla bean. As wine meets palate, the Sauvignon component is prominent with flavors of crisp green apple, citrus peel, and wet stone, while the Semillon adds a plush, rounded aspect in the form of nectarine, fresh melon, and lemon oil. The final movement is perhaps the most memorable, as these two varietals dance across the palate. The incredible freshness and vibrancy is tempered by the soft, supple texture of the Semillon and all is brought into balance during eight months of peaceful sur lie aging in 100% new French oak barrels. A delight in its youth, this wine will continue to merit a standing ovation for many years to come.
180 cases 750 mL | 10 cases 1.5 L
Les pierres qui décident
The rocks that decide
- 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
The 2022 Les pierres que décident is yet another vintage that offers a stunning expression of this classic varietal that is rarely seen yet has become all too common among the Shared Notes wines. A singular wine in both aroma and flavor, this 100% Sauvignon Blanc begins with showy, lifted notes of Key lime, grapefruit, and candied white peach that are supported by a secondary bouquet of crisp, green orchard fruits, fresh ginger and crushed seashells. On the palate, citrus leads the way with lime juice and lemon peel giving way to more plush notes of nectarine and creamy lemon curd, born from 10 months of sur lie aging in all new French oak puncheons. Fresh, bracing, and lively in every aspect, this wine’s vibrant acidity slowly evolves with time to show hints of volume and roundness, giving a remarkably complex and balanced experience.
98 cases 750 mL | 6 cases 1.5 LClick here to view our fact sheets.
Les Pierres qui Décident is one of the most distinctive Sauvignon Blancs being made in California today.—Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
This is a new offering from Bibiana & Jeff Pisoni. Shared Notes has always been a joint-venture in winemaking: crafting small lots of high-end wine (and “sharing notes”). The desire is to share the same passion for coffee as they have for wine.
Both Bibiana and Jeff have spent their entire lives focusing on the sensory details of smell and taste while making wine—now they also look to do the same with single-farm sourcing & roasting of coffee.
Shared Notes Coffee is crafted by Bibiana and Jeff Pisoni, winemakers who spend their lives studying soil, climate and fermentation to express the beauty of a site or region. Coffee, like wine, derives its story and flavor from the land where it is born.
Shared Notes is dedicated to sourcing single-origin coffee beans exclusively from Colombia, Bibiana’s native country.
Shared Notes has always been a joint-venture in winemaking: crafting small lots of high-end wine … the desire is to share the same passion for coffee as they have for wine.
Finca Don Felix
Shared Notes 100% Colombian Coffee
Aromas of lemon zest, tangerine and caramel.
- Package: We offer 12 ounces and 32 ounces.
- Source: 100% Colombian Coffee
- Farm: Don Felix
- Roast: On demand
- Varietals: Dos Mil, Castillo
- Growing Altitude: 6,036 feet above sea level
- Harvest: May
- Process: Fully washed every two days. Half of the batch ferments in water for 37 hours, the other half for 13 hours.
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