Cattleya is the wine brand that Bibiana Pisoni produces. Colombian-born, French-trained and now winemaker for Wayfarer and Pahlmeyer, this is her own label and it is one of the most exciting Chardonnay and Pinot Noir projects today. Like the 2014 vintage, this Chardonnay coming from Russian River Valley’s Pratt Vineyard is outstanding. The wine shows sophistication with nuanced layers. Interesting to note, Bibiana gets the only 4 rows in Pratt Vineyard that is solely Clone 15, which is an old Wente clone that is comprised of loose clusters which allows for generous air flow between the grapes. It offers everything I look for in a complex Chardonnay. Notes of hazelnut, exotic fruit and citrus oil fill the glass with vibrant, natural acidity. The wine shows sophistication with nuanced layers. 65 cases were produced, and we are one of the only retailers in the country to have this special Chardonnay.