Stunning 4 Barrel “White Bordeaux” from Jeff Pisoni & Bibiana Gonzalez Rave

Shared Notes is the winemaking joint-venture between wife and husband, Bibiana Gonzalez Rave (Pahlmeyer, Wayfarer winemaker) and Jeff Pisoni (Pisoni, Lucia winemaker). Both had early desires of making wine, and spent most of their lives doing so. The year 2012, however, marked the first vintage that they produced together. Previously, during the grape harvest, Bibiana and Jeff were like the proverbial ships passing in the night. Early grape picks and late nights at the winery left them rarely crossing paths. Now, Bibiana and Jeff do cross paths—to discuss ideas and taste samples. You can sometimes catch them in front of a grapevine, the press, a fermenting tank, or a barrel… most likely with a glass in hand.

Shared Notes 2018  Sauvignon Blanc “Les pierres qui décident” Russian River Valley
GGWC 69.99
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This wine is both beautifully delicate and intense at the same time. The 2018 “Les Pierres Qui Décident” is a focused and pure Sauvignon Blanc from two vineyards located in the heart of Sonoma County.  Aging was carried out in oak barrels and on the lees with minimal stirring.  The nose is extremely fragrant with notes of floral perfume, green apple, citrus oil and the classic bud of the cassis plant.  The palate is energetic and powerful, with lots of minerality, salinity, and a core for refreshing acidity.  This wine drinks great now, but can also cellar for at least a decade. A wine inspired by the cellar masters of Bordeaux and their dedication to Sauvignon Blanc Only 4 barrels of this wine were produced.

Winemaker Notes: “Laser focused and beaming is the 2018 Les Pierres qui Dècident. The nose shows citrus—orange blossom, key lime, blood orange—with additional notes of ocean mist and flinty minerality. The palate is refreshing and texturally precise, providing a great match for many foods or aging in the cellar.”

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