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Shared Notes Sauvignon Blanc RRV 2017

Rating

CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG

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W&S

JH

Price: $75.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“With about a third of the blend as Semillon, Leçons des Maîtres translates to “lessons of the masters” as a tribute to Bibiana’s years at Château Haut-Brion. Supremely bright, savory, vivacious and bold, with tons of citrus fruit, hints of cotton candy, peaches and cream, Tahitian vanilla and key lime pie marking the long finish of this luxurious knockout. Superb quality and complexity, this is a delightfully refreshing new white guaranteed to enhance a wide range of menus.” - California Wine Advisors

“Heady aromas of white peach, tangerine, blood orange and citrus zest are all delicately complemented by notes of fresh acacia. Les Leçons des Maîtres embraces the palate with a textural richness courtesy of Semillon and the time it spent aging in barrel. The lengthy finish is redolent of peaches and honeysuckle, a perfect example of the beautiful marriage between racy Sauvignon Blanc and luscious Semillon. 68 cases made.” - Shared Notes Winemakers, Jeff Pisoni & Bibiana Gonzalez Rave

BACKGROUND
Husband and wife master winemakers Jeff Pisoni and Bibiana González Rave collaborate on this TINY (think a barrel or two) best kept secret project with a singular mission, to make the absolute best Sauvignon Blancs on this side of the Atlantic. Originating in France’s Loire Valley, the Sauvignon Blanc grape is polarized by two styles. In its purest form Loire Sauvignon Blancs are all about precision and focus, and seen in contrast to the full, rich, dry but honeyed, creamy White Bordeaux renditions, the best of which are often enhanced by blending Semillon. Jeff and Bibiana’s “Shared Notes” from the coolest Russian River Valley vineyards each represent these equally enticing styles, and are therefore best experienced side by side, to completely understand the true diversity and limitless potential of this beloved variety.

“One of the most talented and inspired winemakers of her generation, Bibiana González Rave also made the wines at Pahlmeyer and Wayfarer, as well as Shared Notes, the project she runs with husband Jeff Pisoni.” - Antonio Galloni (Vinous 7/18) 

“Superstar winemaker Bibiana González Rave hails from Medellín, Colombia, where she achieved a degree in chemical engineering, then earned a Technician of Viticulture and Oenology diploma in Angoulême, France, followed by a diploma of Oenology from the University of Bordeaux. She worked harvests in Bordeaux – at none other than Château Haut-Brion – as well as with Stéphane Ogier in Côte Rôtie and Domaine du Devevey in Burgundy. In addition, she worked in South Africa and with the likes of Pahlmeyer, Peay, Au Bon Climat, Qupé and Lynmar in California. In addition to these Cattleya releases, Bibiana is also responsible for the Alma de Cattleya, Shared Notes (along with her husband, Jeff Pisoni), Wayfarer, and Luli wines.” - Robert Parker’s protégé Jeb Dunnuck (6/18)
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“With about a third of the blend as Semillon, Leçons des Maîtres translates to “lessons of the masters” as a tribute to Bibiana’s years at Château Haut-Brion. Supremely bright, savory, vivacious and bold, with tons of citrus fruit, hints of cotton candy, peaches and cream, Tahitian vanilla and key lime pie marking the long finish of this luxurious knockout. Superb quality and complexity, this is a delightfully refreshing new white guaranteed to enhance a wide range of menus.” - California Wine Advisors

“Heady aromas of white peach, tangerine, blood orange and citrus zest are all delicately complemented by notes of fresh acacia. Les Leçons des Maîtres embraces the palate with a textural richness courtesy of Semillon and the time it spent aging in barrel. The lengthy finish is redolent of peaches and honeysuckle, a perfect example of the beautiful marriage between racy Sauvignon Blanc and luscious Semillon. 68 cases made.” - Shared Notes Winemakers, Jeff Pisoni & Bibiana Gonzalez Rave

BACKGROUND
Husband and wife master winemakers Jeff Pisoni and Bibiana González Rave collaborate on this TINY (think a barrel or two) best kept secret project with a singular mission, to make the absolute best Sauvignon Blancs on this side of the Atlantic. Originating in France’s Loire Valley, the Sauvignon Blanc grape is polarized by two styles. In its purest form Loire Sauvignon Blancs are all about precision and focus, and seen in contrast to the full, rich, dry but honeyed, creamy White Bordeaux renditions, the best of which are often enhanced by blending Semillon. Jeff and Bibiana’s “Shared Notes” from the coolest Russian River Valley vineyards each represent these equally enticing styles, and are therefore best experienced side by side, to completely understand the true diversity and limitless potential of this beloved variety.

“One of the most talented and inspired winemakers of her generation, Bibiana González Rave also made the wines at Pahlmeyer and Wayfarer, as well as Shared Notes, the project she runs with husband Jeff Pisoni.” - Antonio Galloni (Vinous 7/18) 

“Superstar winemaker Bibiana González Rave hails from Medellín, Colombia, where she achieved a degree in chemical engineering, then earned a Technician of Viticulture and Oenology diploma in Angoulême, France, followed by a diploma of Oenology from the University of Bordeaux. She worked harvests in Bordeaux – at none other than Château Haut-Brion – as well as with Stéphane Ogier in Côte Rôtie and Domaine du Devevey in Burgundy. In addition, she worked in South Africa and with the likes of Pahlmeyer, Peay, Au Bon Climat, Qupé and Lynmar in California. In addition to these Cattleya releases, Bibiana is also responsible for the Alma de Cattleya, Shared Notes (along with her husband, Jeff Pisoni), Wayfarer, and Luli wines.” - Robert Parker’s protégé Jeb Dunnuck (6/18)

Winery Shared Notes

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Russian River