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 »
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 »
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 »
2015 Les Leçons des Maîtres – 97 points The nose is a vivid and chiseled white berry with notes of citrus, grapefruit and pineapple. The palate is brilliantly fresh and mouth-watering. Chalk, citrus and mouth-coating expressions of white stone fruits. Les Pierres qui Décident – 99 points More mineral and white fruit, ground pepper,… Read more »
Sonoma’s Sensational 2015s Wife and husband team Bibiana-Gonzalez Rave and Jeff Pisoni make some of the most remarkable whites in Sonoma County under their Shared Notes label. Both wines take their inspiration from the dry whites of Bordeaux. The Les Leçons des Maîtres is a Sauvignon/Semillon blend, while the Les Pierres qui Décident is 100%… Read more »
“The identity of a California winemaker has never been more complicated,” asserts the San Francisco Chronicle article crowning Shared Notes winemaker Bibiana González Rave 2015 winemaker of the year. The idea of estate winemaking has increasingly become just that—an idea—for an emerging generation of independent winemakers who hire out to those who can afford… Read more »
We are constantly inspired to craft the finest Sauvignon Blanc from California, and here we share some of our secrets and passion for making exceptional wines.