Author: Laura Fontana

The Wine Independent New Releases From Santa Lucia Highlands

The Wine Independent, March, 2024 “Together, Jeff and Bibiana produce a stunning pair of Sauvignons from the Russian River Valley called Shared Notes … Bibiana has a flare for crafting wines with old-world restraint and grace layered with California purity and persistence–these come highly recommended. Shared Notes Reviews By Lisa Perrotti-Brown Posted March, 2024 purchase… Read more »

Bigger Than Your Head: Sublime Sauvignon Blancs

Bigger Than Your Head, August 9, 2023 If any two people in the California wine industry could be called a power couple, that epithet could go to Bibiana Gonzalez Rave and her husband Jeff Pisoni. Bibiana — let’s use first names — is owner and winemaker of Cattleya Wines, a producer of chardonnay and Pinot… Read more » 93 Points for the 2022 Les Leçons des Maîtres

    May 2023 Issue 2022 Shared Notes Les Leçons des Maîtres 93 points Light straw color; dried earth, tart lemon aroma, biting, chalky, medium depth, alive; medium bodied, zingy on the palate; dry, fine acidity, well balanced; tart citrus and chalky flavors, persistent; medium finish.