Posts tagged: Jeff Pisoni

When Bordeaux and California Meet … California takes the Crown!

  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 […]

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LAST CALL 4 “Shared Notes” by Jeff Pisoni & Bibiana Gonzalez Rave, THE BEST SB “duo” in California

  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 […]

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“Shared Notes” by Jeff Pisoni & Bibiana Gonzalez Rave, THE BEST SB “duo” in California

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. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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