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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

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

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

“A Play in Three Acts” A Tasting by Purely Domestic Wine Report

  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 »

Bibiana and Jeff Pisoni in the Wine Vineyards.

Antonio Galloni’s Praise for 2015 Sauvignon Blancs

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 »

Hillside and Vineyards

Bibiana González Rave Named SF Chronicle Winemaker of the Year

  “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 »