WINE ALERT! “Shared Notes” by Jeff Pisoni & Bibiana Gonzalez Rave, THE BEST Wine “duo” in California – VERY LIMITED!!!

Shared Notes is a winemaking joint-venture between wife and husband, Bibiana Gonzalez Rave (Cattleya, and former Pahlmeyer & Wayfarer winemaker) and Jeff Pisoni (Pisoni, Lucia, Luli, etc. 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 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.
This wine is a White blend inspired by the cellar masters of Bordeaux and their dedication to Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Classically Bordeaux to its core, the 2021 Shared Notes Les Leçons des Maîtres harmonizes the finest aspects of both the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon varietals.

Crushed white peach, Bosc pear, and honeysuckle fill the glass as this youthful, shimmering light green wine starts to breathe with each swirl. Flavors of stone fruits, ripe melon, and lemon zest combine with mineral driven notes of crushed rock and sea air to form a precise, yet complex profile. Vibrant, mouthwatering acidity dances on the palate, while generous volume and texture from aging peacefully on its lees provides an unmistakable richness. 

Bibiana/Jeff Notes: “Possessing a striking and radiant light green hue, the 2021 Les leçons des maîtres harkens back to the legendary cuvées of these famed varietals born from the rocky soils of Bordeaux. Beautifully pure notes of lemon oil, lime zest, and Ruby grapefruit set the pace, as heady aromas of white peach and crushed rock bring up the rear. This classic blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon creates a wine of two distinct parts, yet harmonizes into one seamless experience. Bracing acidity cuts a razor sharp edge though a supple, textured roundness brought on by the addition of Semillon and 100% new French oak aging. This simply stunning blend will continue to age gracefully for as long as the temptation of removing the cork can be resisted. Only 168 cases were produced.”

Shared Notes 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Les Pierres qui Décident, Russian River Valley
GGWC 79.99
4 bottle limit per person

A Sauvignon Blanc inspired by the pure and focused wines of the Loire Valley, where the rocks "decide" the style.

Nicely sculpted wine. Bright and fruit, yet still steely and racy which is the hallmark style of this wine. Great body that is finely sculpted. On the nose you are greeted by green apple and pear notes with hints of white flowers. The palate is full and loaded with granny smith, crushed rocks, nectarine and sappy green herbs that offer a lush and  layered texture. The wine has  bright acidity, and a great finish.

Jeff/Bibiana Notes: “Shimmering in the glass with hues of pale straw and the slightest tinge of youthful green, the 2021 Shared Notes Les pierres qui décident is unmistakable as its explosive personality, quite literally, fills the air. True to its name, where the rocks “decide” the style, this wine opens with subtle notes of chalky stone and sea air that give way to a dazzling display of crisp and remarkably pure notes of crisp pear, Granny Smith apple, lemon peel, and peach blossom. Flavors of lemon tart, nectarine, and freshly cut herbs surge across the palate, then give way to vibrant, mouthwatering acidity. Aging exclusively in 100% new French oak 132-gallon puncheons, this Sauvignon Blanc delivers great texture with hints of spice and toasted vanilla. Flashy and effusive in its youth, this beautiful varietal expression will continue to evolve and gain substantial complexity as it ages in bottle. Sadly only 107 cases were produced.”

Also check out these other amazing wines from Bibiana:
Cattleya 2019 Chardonnay “Beyond The Threshold” 97 Points
Cattleya 2019 “Call to Adventure” Chardonnay Russian River Valley 95 Points

Cattleya 2019 Syrah "Initiation” 95 Points
Cattleya 2018 Cabernet “The Mentor” 98 Points
Cattleya 2019 Pinot Noir “Belly of the Whale”  97 POINTS
Cattleya 2021 Alma de Cattleya Sauvignon Blanc
Cattleya 2019 “Alma de Cattleya” Red Blend, Sonoma County 93 Points

Cattleya “Alma de Cattleya” 2019 Pinot Noir Sonoma

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