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 2021 Chardonnay “Beyond The Threshold” Sonoma Coast
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Another addition is yet 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 in making Chardonnay around the world. If you liked the 2019 (there was no 2020), the 2021 is any bit as good, if not better!
Bibiana’s Tasting Notes: “Delicate notes of white peach, key lime, and acacia transport the sense to the south facing slopes of this high elevation Sonoma Coast site. Each swirl in the glass allows this wine to gain weight and concentration, as more feminine floral notes transform into supple flavors of ripe pear and honeysuckle.”
FMW 98 Points: The 2021 Cattleya BTT Chardonnay shows an atypical Sonoma Coast vibrancy and minerality on first impact. This lush, full-bodied, but very elegant wine, offers up deep stone fruits, brioche, honeysuckle, and flowery notes from start to finish, all defined by gorgeous aromatics that jump out of the glass. This youngster is beautifully balanced, and incredibly well-textured, with an intense, long-lasting finish. This might be one, if not the best Bibiana has made today!
Jeb Dunnuck 97 Points (2019): “I loved the Chardonnay “Beyond The Threshold”, which comes entirely from the Sonoma Coast. Revealing a light gold hue as well as a captivating nose of crushed citrus, stone fruits, green almonds, and toasted bread, it has a beautiful, Meursault-like richness and nuttiness, medium to full body, nicely integrated acidity, and a great, great finish. It’s another impeccably made Chardonnay from this estate that will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and cruise for a solid decade or more in cold cellars.”
Make sure to check out these other Bibiana made wines (They all assort for FREE SHIPPING):
Cattleya 2021 Pinot Noir Cuvee Number Eight Sonoma Coast Inaugural Release
Cattleya 2021 Pinot Noir Cuvee Number One, Russian River Valley
Cattleya 2019 “Call to Adventure” Chardonnay Russian River Valley 95 Points
Cattleya 2021 Chardonnay Cuvee # 5 – Sonoma Coast 95 Points
Cattleya 2019 Syrah “Initiation” Santa Lucia Highlands – 95 POINTS!
Shared Notes 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Les Leçons des maîtres, Russian River Valley
Shared Notes 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Les Pierres qui Décident, Russian River Valley
Cattleya 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon “Meeting With The Mentor” 98 Points
Alma de Cattleya 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County 93 Points
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