Author: Bibiana Pisoni

James Suckling’s Monthly Tasting Report Reviews 2021s

July 2023 Issue We tasted nearly 3,000 wines in June as we head toward another record number of wines rated at in a single year. Many of our top scorers came from California, where James managed to sneak in a short stay at his home in Napa. 2021 Shared Notes Les Pierres qui Décident… Read more »

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Wine Spectator Insider Weekly: Nov. 16 Edition

Get our editors’ exclusive picks from recent blind tastings of complex Oregon Pinot Noirs, rich Barolos and lively California Sauvignon Blancs. Also featured are Australian Cabernets and Syrahs, plus white Burgundies, including grands crus. Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley Les Pierres Qui Décident 2021 94 points | $75 | 107 cases made | White Distinctive,… Read more »

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Shared Notes 2021 Vintage Release: Ten Vintages of Sauvignon Blanc

10 years ago, Bibiana and Jeff set out to create something together. This would be a wine label dedicated to exceptional and age-worthy Sauvignon Blanc. The goal from the outset was to gain inspiration from two famed regions in France that produce noteworthy styles of this wine: Bordeaux and the Loire Valley (home to Sancerre… Read more »

Bibiana and Jeff in the Vineyard the Year they Started Shared Notes

2020 Les pierres qui décident Recommended in Wine Spectator Tasting Report

The continued surge of terrific Sauvignon Blancs from California has cemented the wine’s reputation as one of the most consistent and affordable whites in the state. What’s even more exciting for fans of this complex, fragrant and refreshing variety is how many different expressions there are. The examples I have reviewed over the past year… Read more »

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2019 Vintage Highlighted in James Suckling’s Sonoma Wine Tasting Report

Tasting Sonoma Wines: Bolder and Brighter, with a Unique Coastal Kick In this report we mainly focus on the 2018 and 2019 vintages, which are both fantastic years but for different reasons…2019 was generally cooler, resulting in more elegant and restrained wines with real charm. —Nathan Slone, Associate Editor Image: 2019 Les leçons des… Read more »

2019 Vintage Reviewed in Jeb Dunnuck’s Sonoma Regional Report

Sonoma: Looking at the 2019s In a nutshell, 2019 is another strong vintage that fits nicely alongside the trilogy of 2016, 2017, and 2018 in terms of quality. I think 2018 is the best of these recent vintages, yet 2019 is certainly not far behind, and as I hope these reviews show, the vintage is… Read more »

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Celebrating Summer with the Shared Notes 2020 Vintage Release

Summer is the good life: long days of light, slow evenings, time spent outside. In this bright season, we spend mornings and evenings in the open air, talking and eating with friends and family al fresco. purchase wine We invite you to celebrate these days with us, from morning til night. Shared Notes is just… Read more »

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James Suckling’s Monthly Tasting Report Reviews 2019s

February 2021 We published nearly 1,600 wine ratings in February 2021, and covered a large range of regions, from Barolo to Bordeaux, Argentina to Australia, South Africa to Napa Valley. There were some fascinating highlights… —James Durston 2019 Les lecons des maîtres – 94 points Subtle aromas of green mango, green apple, stone, jasmine and… Read more »

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