||They both began making wine at an early age: he at his family’s California winery, and she in her bedroom closet in Colombia. Jeff Pisoni learned his craft as a second-generation winemaker for Pisoni Estate, with his brother at Lucia and at several other Sonoma wineries. Bibiana González Rave set off at the age of 18 to study and learn at some of the best wineries in France, before coming to California, where she worked at several vineyards, eventually becoming the winemaker for Jason Pahlmeyer’s Wayfarer and launching her own label, Cattleya Wines.
When the laid-back Californian met the passionate Colombian in 2005, they discovered their shared love for winemaking – and each other. They married in 2012 and produced their first vintage together as Shared Notes the same year. Their collaboration yields a perfect blend of their two backgrounds, personalities and visions, as well as a shared devotion to small-volume, high-quality wines. They produce two white wines, a Sauvignon Blanc and a Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend, that are very precise and focused, mineral-driven and reminiscent of the great Sauvignon Blanc-based whites of France. These wines offer a very bold, cutting-edge style not often found in California wines.
Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Les leçons des Maitres
Martine’s Wines is the appointed distributor for Shared Notes in the states of New York and New Jersey.