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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

Shared Notes 2017 Vintage Release

We always start by letting people know that our intention with this heartfelt project is to highlight the purity of flavors and deliver an unforgettable taste from one vintage to the next. But what is most important to us is to share our passion for terroir-driven Sauvignon Blancs with the world. We found the ideal… Read more »

Les Pierres qui Decident Notes

2016s Score High in Jeb Dunnuck’s Regional Report

Brilliance from Sonoma Taking a step back, this is an incredible time for Northern California. Starting with 2012, the region has had one sensational vintage after another… 2016 is unquestionably a world-class vintage for Sonoma… the good news just keeps rolling in from Northern California and this report includes an incredible number of truly world-class wines. Image:… Read more »

Sonoma Region Wine Vineyard

Vinous Includes Shared Notes as Part of “Sonoma’s Stellar 2016s”

  These are two very pretty wines from Shared Notes. – Antonio Galloni   The 2016 Les Leçons des Maîtres blends the aromatic intensity of Sauvignon Blanc with the textural resonance of Semillon. Apple, pear, mint, almond and dried flowers are all woven together in this delicious, inviting Sonoma County white. The blend is 62%… Read more »

Shared Notes Bottles and Vineyard

The Stories Behind the Release of Shared Notes 2016 Wines

From fruit to wine, barrel to bottle, the 2016 Shared Notes wines have completed their initial chapters and are all packed up, ready for the next part of their lives. Wine is made up of stories. Science meets art to create wine, true, but it is through stories that we experience this magical liquid. The… Read more »

Announcing the Release of the 2015 Vintage of Shared Notes

  Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing I was born for.   — from Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway Some people struggle with what they want to be when they grow up. Some may never realize, whether through hard work or good fortune,… Read more »

The Wines of Bibiana González Rave Pisoni: A Look at Shared Notes

Curious about the next generation of Winemakers in California? Want to know who you should keep on your radar? Well, here you go! I’ve written about the talent and passion of Bibiana González Rave for several years now, and I continue to love just about everything she touches. Unquestionably part of the upcoming generation of world-class… Read more »

Bibiana and Jeff Inspecting Vines