James Suckling’s Monthly Tasting Report Reviews 2021s

Winemaker Bibiana Gonzales Rave also has a passion for coffee. Along with her husband, Jeff Pisoni, she produces fair-trade coffee Shared Notes at their Pisoni production facility in Rohnert Park.

2021 Les Pierres Qui Décident and Les Leçons des Maîtres

July 2023 Issue

We tasted nearly 3,000 wines in June as we head toward another record number of wines rated at JamesSuckling.com 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
93 points
A perfumed nose of peaches, bell pepper, dragon fruit and rosemary stem. Medium – to full-bodied with quite a bit of concentration and heft. Linear and generous with bright acidity and very good clarity. Nicely composed.

2021 Shared Notes Les Leçons des Maîtres

93 points
Aromas of peaches, mangoes, blood oranges and beeswax. Medi- um-bodied with bright acidity and steady balance. Fresh and bright with subtle tannin structure keeping the palate persistent through the nuanced finish.