Posts tagged: Jeff Pisoni

A single vineyard expression of Pinot Noir from the folks at Luli

The Pisoni family and Master Sommelier Sara Floyd make a great team. Mark Pisoni tends to the vines, while Jeff turns it into good wine that Sara brings to the table.  I am excited about two new releases, both just 100 case productions. The wines were sourced from the Monte Linda, and Lemoravo Vineyards, both located in […]

Saturday March 27th, 2021 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A single vineyard expression of Pinot Noir from the folks at Luli

SHARED NOTES, THE TWO BEST SAUVIGNON BLANCS FROM CALIFORNIA EVER, BAR NONE!

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. […]

Friday March 12th, 2021 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on SHARED NOTES, THE TWO BEST SAUVIGNON BLANCS FROM CALIFORNIA EVER, BAR NONE!

GOING VERY FAST … BAR NONE – The Best Jeff Pisoni Syrah To Date (96 Points)

A shimmering darkness at its near black core, the 2018 Lucia Garys’ Vineyard Syrah exudes richness. Classically Syrah in every aspect, this wine strikes a powerful balance in both purity of fruit, and dried, savory notes. With each swirl in the glass, blueberry and blackberry tart rush forward, opening the door for complex notes of […]

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Jeff Pisoni’s “FINEST” Lucia Garys Pinot EVER – 96 POINTS

The Pisoni family has been farming Monterey County soil since the turn of the 19th century, when their ancestors immigrated to California. In 1951, Eddie and Jane Pisoni founded Pisoni Farms, a commercial produce operation in the Salinas Valley. They purchased land in 1979 high above the valley floor to graze cattle. At the time, […]

Saturday October 31st, 2020 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jeff Pisoni’s “FINEST” Lucia Garys Pinot EVER – 96 POINTS

BAR NONE – The Best Jeff Pisoni Syrah To Date (96 Points ~ sadly only 5 barrels produced)

  Garys’ Vineyard is named for grape-growing partners Gary Pisoni and Gary Franscioni, both of whom come from multi-generational farming families in the Salinas Valley. The Garys, like their parents before them, grew up together. Located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands on sandy loam soil, the esteemed fifty-acre vineyard is planted mostly […]

Tuesday October 20th, 2020 in , , , , , | Comments Off on BAR NONE – The Best Jeff Pisoni Syrah To Date (96 Points ~ sadly only 5 barrels produced)

A 97 Point “Whale of a Wine” under $80 – TINY PRODUCTION

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 […]

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A White Bordeaux… from Sonoma by Ace Winemakers 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, J. Finn, 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 […]

Friday October 4th, 2019 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on A White Bordeaux… from Sonoma by Ace Winemakers Jeff Pisoni & Bibiana Gonzalez Rave

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? A PISONI CABERNET… UNDER $30?

Jeff Pisoni making Cabernet… Yes, it is true.  Jeff has produced amazing Pinot, Chardonnay & Syrah for many years now, so why not try to dabble a little with Cabernet… J Finn 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon GGWC 27.99 FREE SHIPPING on 12 Use code SHIPFREE12 during checkout The 2017 J Finn Cabernet is a blend of […]

Tuesday January 15th, 2019 in , , , , | Comments Off on ARE YOU KIDDING ME? A PISONI CABERNET… UNDER $30?

Premiere Release 85 case Jeff Pisoni Pinot sensation

  This 85 case production, 4 barrels is a new road the Luli folks (Sara & Gary Pisoni) have taken.  Working with a single vineyard (Highlands Ranch), instead of a blend of various SLH vineyards.  This Innaugural release will wow you, both on the palate as well as the wallet! Luli is a partnership formed by […]

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Premiere Release 85 case Jeff Pisoni Pinot sensation

Pisoni’s incredible UNDER $40.00 PINOT

Fort Ross is the western most vineyard in Californias’ Sonoma Coast appellation.  This all-estate grown property has been on fire ever since Ace Winemaker Jeff Pisoni took over the winemaking reins in 2008.  The vines are now 15+ years old, so the maturity is paying of dividend for this great property. Fort Ross 2009 “Fort […]

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