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 also made the wines 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 2019 Chardonnay “Beyond the Threshold” Sonoma Coast
6 bottle limit!
Another addition, another gem to Bibiana’s amazing portfolio. The meaning/story behind “Beyond The Threshold” – The realm of the gods is a forgotten dimension of the world we know. And the exploration of that dimension, either willingly or unwillingly, is the whole sense of the deed of the hero. This Chardonnay single bottling represents Bibiana’s commitment to the craft of exceptional white wines from California, after years of education in France and laser focused training making Chardonnay around the world.
“Delicate notes of white peach, key lime, and acacia transport the sense to the south facing slopes of this high elevation Sonoma Coast side. Each swirl in the glass allows this wine to gain weight and concentration, as more femine floral notes transform into subtle flavors of ripe pear and honeysuckle.”
Tiny production – 125 cases!
Cattleya 2019 Pinot Noir Cuvee # 1 Russian River Valley
6 bottle limit!
A basket of red berries draped in a blanket of soft, velvety tannin, this cool climate Pinot Noir is the epitome of Russian River Valley purity and elegance. The 2019 is not just a follow-up to the great 2018, I’d say it surpasses the great 2018 vintage. Sadly, the production is down, so this wine will sell out very quickly!
Wine Notes by Bibiana: “Exuding only the finest qualities the Russian River Valley has to offer, this beautifully pure Pinot Noir bursts floral hints of violets followed by notes of raspberry, red cherry, and sandalwood spice. Mid palate weight, and concentration envelop the palate, all while red fruits and bright acid keep this wine light on its feet.”
Only 350 cases were produced.
Also check out these other great wines made by Bibiana:
Alma de Cattleya 2020 Sauvignon Blanc
Cattleya 2018 Chardonnay Call to Adventure 95 Points
Cattleya 2018 Chardonnay Cuvee # 5 95 Points
Cattleya 2018 Syrah “Initiation” 97 Points
Cattleya 2018 Cabernet Meeting with the Mentor 98 Points
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