Tag: winemaker


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

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

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

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 »