ICYMI – Winemaker of the Year releases one of the VERY BEST Chardonnays EVER

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 Cuvee # 5 – Sonoma Coast
GGWC 59.99
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James Suckling 95 Points: “Attractive aromas of yellow apples, ripe stone fruit and glazed lemons. together with toffee, vanilla and crushed stones. Full and rich with a dense, waxy palate. Textured and creamy. Lingering finish.”

Bibiana’s Tasting Notes: ”As if a portal to the fog-laden and wind-swept hillsides of the Sonoma Coast, this powerful Chardonnay transports the senses with classic aromas of pear tart, green apple, Meyer lemon, and an unmistakable salinity. Bold flavors of baked apple, toasted vanilla, and honeysuckle create a richly complex and layered mouthfeel that is harnessed by the vibrant acidity this AVA is known for.”

The meaning of # 5: “After five years of making my own label, this blend was born. Number Five is the most dynamic and energetic of all the numerical cuvées. It is unpredictable, always in-motion, and a wine that challenges as much as it delights. I have always seen the coastal maritime influence present in the appellation as giving the region an ever-changing, constantly in motion quality. My hope is to capture the region’s mercurial nature in this single bottling.”

Also 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 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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