After being sold out from popular demand last fall, we're excited to bring in this newest vintage of Cattleya. It comes from two distinct areas from within the hallowed Russian River Valley AVA- Green Valley and Santa Rosa Plain, which are both influenced by the cool, maritime microclimate making it ideal for the grapes to ripen evenly. The clusters ripen slowly which in the glass means intense aromatics, velvety tannins, and smooth red fruit notes. This pure 2018 Pinot Noir bursts floral hints of violets followed by notes of raspberry, red cherry, and sandalwood spice. Mid palate weight and concentration envelop the palate, all while red fruits and bright acid keep this wine balanced and silky smooth.
Cattleya is the wine brand that Bibiana Pisoni produces. As a recent winemaker of the year for the SF Chronicle, Bibiana is Colombian-born, French-trained and the winemaker for Wayfarer. Cattleya is her own winery which has been touted as one of the most exciting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers coming out of California today. From working at famed Old World domaines including Côte-Rôtie's Domaine Stéphane Ogier, then at Domaine Clusel-Roch to the Bordeaux estates of Château Haut-Brion & La Mission Haut-Brion, Bibiana has been perfecting her winemaking game in California for the last decade. Her single vineyard offerings are among the best in their class and these two newly released Cuvée offerings are a must-try if you love good Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 350 cases were produced.