Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. She is also the wife of star winemaker Jeff Pisoni. Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle into making extraordinary wines. In her words: “Since my early teenage years, my dream has been to make wine. At a very young age I was fortunate enough to begin learning how to make wine in France. I trained myself while working with some amazing winemakers who showed me the importance of loving the land, how to respect the farming itself, and to focus on the many details that go into making each drop of wine in each and every bottle.” She is Pinot Noir and Chardonnay winemaker at Pahlmeyer and produces “Shared Notes” wines with husband Jeff Pisoni. All those ingredients together and you have one of the best winemakers in the country!
Cattleya 2014 Syrah “Soberanes” Santa Lucia Highlands
Retail 80.00 – GGWC 74.99
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The wine offers up an amazing bouquet of exotic fruit that jumps out of the glass. The color is bold and intense and the flavors on the palate just reflect the same – intense black stone fruit, a touch for floral quality and a hint of meaty-bacon fat. Densely concentrated, yet incredibly elegant at the same time. The flavors go on and on into a gorgeously long finish with silky tannins!
Robert Parker 97 Points: “Possessing a touch of La Mouline-like violet and floral characteristics, the utterly sensational 2014 Syrah Soberanes Vineyard offers decadent notes of jammy blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla bean, damp earth and pepper to go with a full-bodied, layered, beautifully pure and seamless style on the palate. It has a wealth of fruit, yet it also has a great mid-palate, building, chalky tannin and a terrific finish. This gorgeous effort has both richness and elegance, and will drink well for a decade or more. Pure class.”
Make sure to check out the other highly rated Cattleya wines:
CATTLEYA 2014 CHARDONNAY “PRATT VINEYARD” – 95 POINTS PARKER – GGWC WINE OF THE YEAR
CATTLEYA 2013 “DONUM” PINOT NOIR CARNEROS 95 POINTS
CATTLEYA 2015 “ALMA DE CATTLEYA” CHARDONNAY
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