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This is our third chardonnay made from our vineyards and is a field blend of six different clonal selections. The vines are north-facing, so they receive less sunlight, and are grown on a mixture of various ocean sedimentary soils including limestone, diatomaceous and calcareous elements. Chardonnay from our region provides some of the finest examples of this varietal in California because our climate is like ‘refrigerated-sunlight’. This results from the bright sunshine we enjoy throughout the growing season, competing against the cold winds coming from the Pacific Ocean. It is this dichotomy that creates beautiful Chardonnay that has both freshness and flavor akin to something more decadent like a mix of Meyer Lemon, Yuzu and Crème Brûlée. During vinification, we approach the wine within Sashi Moorman’s aesthetic of conservative yet strategic use of new French oak and no lees-stirring, producing magical white wines that are profound, thought-provoking, ageworthy (5+ years), minerally and foodfriendly. Barrel fermented and aged in 25% new French oak puncheons for 16 months. Full ML and no battonage. 423 cases. 13% alcohol.

Bright white-gold color gushing with aromas of sweet lemon, stone, lemongrass, citrus blossom and saline. Vibrant, energetic, full and mouth-watering on the p.
$40.00 per Bottle
This is our fourth bottling of ROSA, coming from only a 2.8 acre vineyard block, and demonstrates how enjoyable Chardonnay really can be when grown and approached correctly. To us, there is no argument for why Chardonnay often remains one of the most expensive and celebrated wines in the world. The fruit for ROSA always yields an exotic and highly aromatic wine due to its north-facing exposure (less sunlight), and planting on three different types of ocean based soils (Calcareous, Diatomaceous and Limestone), mixed in with our heavier clay. Because of the fruits striking intensity, our team feels this wine can benefit from more time in more new oak, which only increases the wine fullness, richness and age-ability (7+ years). Barrel fermented in 100% new French 581 gallon Foudre (10 times the size of a normal barrel) with 16 months elevage. Full ML and no battonage. 475 cases. 13.5% alcohol. Light green-gold color with intense aromas of lemon oil mixed with beautiful nuances of brioche and Angel food cake.

Honeysuckle, jasmine, macadamia, sage and saline exude from the glass. Tight and focused energy while being deft and rich on the palate.
$54.00 per Bottle
Our Estate Pinot Noir represents the essence of our organically farmed vineyards with grapes sourced from every block, with multiple row orientations, sun aspects and clonal selections, all of which are planted in rich clay soils. Having these unique soils, creates a fuller and deeper impression in the mouth much the way marbling in Wagyu beef produces a far more succulent dining experience.It is a classic example of Pinot Noir and is a great entry point into understanding our vineyard.

Our estate wines reflect the essence of our terroir. Derived from a selection of our small blocks, these wines express the roundness derived from our rich clay soils, while also conveying the tension derived from the maritime influences that challenge our vines every day. Blending these blocks provides us the opportunity to produce wines that are immensely drinkable now, yet will also deliver great drinking for the next 5+ years. 14 months in 25% new French oak. 20% whole-cluster fermented. 592 cases. 13.0% alcohol.

Pretty red and blue colors with aromas of bramble-berry, cinnamon, orange blossom and Holiday spice. Velvety weight, driven and structured.
$40.00 per Bottle
This is our fourth bottling of UNUM, which is sourced from our oldest vines and encompasses only two acres of Dijonnaise Pinot Noir Clone 667. Planted in 2006, this block enjoys a beautiful south sun-facing orientation on thick, dense clay, creating fruit that always over-achieves qualitatively. We attribute the wine’s luxuriousness and roundness to its denser and richer soils much like the way marbling in Rib-Eye steak increases the meat’s flavor and generosity versus less fatty and flavorful cuts of meat. The wine weighs more in the palate and is both broader and longer in its finish. This extra architecture offers more concentration allowing the wine to be enjoyed now with more complex Pinot Noir friendly dishes while also assuring its age worthiness beyond 5+ years.14 months in 33% new French oak. 20% whole- cluster fermented. 463 cases. 13.5% alcohol. 

A classic UNUM in aromas and palate. Dark red color with intoxicating aromas of bramble-berry red and blue fruits, baking spices, geraniums and white tropical flowers. Generous, juicy and fleshy on the palate ending deliciously and wanting more.
$60.00 per Bottle
The FUGIO Pinot Noir is from a four-acre block of cane-pruned Pommard situated on steep, west-facing slopes, with dense clay and calcareous soils. It is the perfect Yin-Yang to the UNUM, its rounder and more approachable Pinot Noir sibling. FUGIO is often more brooding, more foxey (not sexy but gamey), less overtly fruity and needs time to unveil itself, while the UNUM celebrates its exuberance, and is more generous and ac-cessible now. Because of the FUGIO sections steep cur-vature, we only select fruit from the top half of the block where the drainage and wind-pressure are greatest. By farming this precisely, we achieve more concentrated fruit, ultimately resulting in a wine with a far more significant and richer expression. This wine should age easily for 5-10 years. 100% whole-cluster fermented in concrete. 16 months in 30% new French oak. 220 cases. 13.5% alcohol.

Bright dark red color with fruit aromas of wild black raspberry coulis and red plum skin. Earth and spice components of lavender leaf, evergreen, cinnamon stick, dried mushroom and orange spice tea. Harmonious with rich layered complexity on the palate.
$60.00 per Bottle
The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is the oldest Pinot Noir vineyard in Santa Barbara County and was planted in 1971 by pioneers Richard Sanford and Michael Benedict. It is located just over four miles southwest of Pence Vineyards and is widely considered today as a ‘California Grand Cru’ vineyard. Tucked into the eastern side of the Sta. Rita Hills, with a north-facing sun exposure, these old vines are planted on a complex mix of clay and an alluvial hard rock that is quartz and marble like. The S&B vineyard consistently delivers incredible fruit, making very structured yet elegant and age-wor-thy wines. It is this fascination with terroir and how it manifests itself through different vineyards, and even within our own 19 acres of Pinot Noir (hence the Pence Estate UNUM and FUGIO bottlings), that makes Pinot Noir so unique and enjoyable. We received four tons of fruit this year and fer-mented it identically to our other Estate Pinot Noirs so that you can experience the wine’s nuances. This wine is built for age-ability and we see it easily evolving for the next 5-10 years. Concrete Fermented. 20% whole-cluster. 174 cases. 13.0% alcohol.

Purple blue color with fresh and perfumed aromas of boysenberry, potpourri and minerally, gravelly notes. Sappy and rich on the palate. Built, structured and needs time to relax.
$64.00 per Bottle