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Connoisseurs’ Guide Gives 2018 Vintage Two Stars as Distinctive Wines

August 2020 Issue We were mightily impressed by the 2017 Shared Notes offerings at this time last year, and the two from 2018 only reinforce our belief that the winery ranks with the finest producers of distinctive Sauvignon Blancs around. —Stephen M. Eliot 2018 Les pierres qui décident – 94 points While both are stunning,… Read more »

2018 Vintage Bottles

Shared Notes Release 2019 Vintage and Something New

purchase wine Jeff Pisoni and Bibiana González Rave may be absorbed in their respective winemaking ventures, but they are still able to collaborate not only in their family life but also in their professional capacities. After all, both Jeff—vintner for the Pisoni family—and Bibiana, who crafts Alma de Cattleya as well as Cattleya wines, possess… Read more »

Bibiana and Jeff Select Grapes

2017 Vintage Receives Top Honors from Connoisseurs’ Guide

August 2019 Issue Sauvignon Blanc is an especially fine source of good value in white wine, and it is a marvelously versatile wine at the table, but it is also a variety that is impossible to pin down with respect to any singularly defined style. It can run from refreshing, directly fruity, warm-weather quaffers to… Read more »

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Napa Valley Register Features Shared Notes

A Project of Married Winemakers Many winemakers say that their job is to simply usher the grapes through the process of fermentation and into the bottle. But even a winemaker who focuses on minimal intervention has hundreds of decisions to make along the way. There are decisions to be made in the vineyard, questions of… Read more »

Bibiana and Jeff with Stainless Steel Tanks

Shared Notes 2018 Vintage Release

Two Winemakers, One Vision As a married winemaking couple, Bibiana and Jeff Pisoni have had their fair share of time spent away from home in pursuit of their own wine ventures. In fact, during harvest season (the busiest time of the year for winemakers), they hardly ever see each other. In an effort to remain… Read more »

2018 Shared Notes Vintage Tasting with Bibiana and Jeff

Jeb Dunnuck’s Regional Report Reviews 2017s

The 2017s from Sonoma Despite the roller coast of a growing season, as well as warmer temperatures, the wines are remarkably consistent and taste as if they were from a cooler, sunny year. The top wines have good acidity, beautiful upfront fruit, and notable structure. Image: JEBDUNNUCK.com 2017 Les lecons des maîtres – 96 points… Read more »

Vineyard Views from the Hills of Sonoma

The Wine Advocate Issue 242 Highlights 2017 Vintage

USA, California, Somona: 2017 Vintage Part 1 Climate change is making itself felt in vineyards around the world as winemakers do what they can to adjust. But as the 2017 vintage in Sonoma shows, great winemaking isn’t just about what happens in the cellar—it’s the ability to react to unexpected events in the vineyard…cheers to… Read more »

The Wine Advocate Sonoma California Region

pdwr Volume 7.1 Places 2016 Vintage “among the best”

2016 Les Leçons des Maîtres The nose is well-focused herb, citrus and white peach, crisp green fruit and whiffs of white pepper. Always stunning in its elegance, the palate is effortlessly layered white stone fruit and melon with notes of herb and crisp green apple. Hard to come up with superlatives – it is consistently… Read more »

Bibiana and Jeff Tasting Wine From the Barrel