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This wine represents the essence of our organically farmed vineyards with grapes sourced from every block, consisting of multiple orientations, all of which are on rich clay soils and includes the nine different selections we have planted. It is blended as an approachable, generous wine and intended to over-deliver for its price. At the same time though it retains the seriousness of its underlying terroir with great elegance, depth and character. The 2018 vintage follows in a string of several high quality vintages going back to 2015. Lower yields created by small clusters produced very concentrated and flavorful fruit. 2018 reminds us of the elegance seen in 2016 combined with the richness and depth of 2017. This wine will easily age for 5+ years and will continue to evolve and take on greater complexity as it ages. 100% native yeast. 20% whole-cluster fermented in concrete. Aged 14 months in 25% French oak. 544 cases. 13.1% alcohol. This is a beautiful, refined vintage of our Estate Pinot Noir. Rich aromas of dried cherries, earth, baking spices, sandalwood and hibiscus meld on the palate with notes of black currant, elderberry, raspberry, vanilla, chocolate, and shiso. This medium-bodied wine has great acidity and tannins, and the balance of fruit, floral, and woody notes are complimented by a smooth mouth-feel and lingering finish. Drink now - 2030.
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$42.00 per Bottle
Our UNUM Estate Pinot Noir bottling has firmly established itself at the top of the pecking order within our Estate line-up of wines. Sourced from our oldest vines, which were planted in 2006, and encompassing only two acres of Dijonnaise Clone 667, this block enjoys a beautiful south sun-facing orientation on rich, dense clay, creating fruit that always over-achieves qualitatively. We attribute the wine’s luxuriousness and roundness to its denser clay soils much like the way marbling in Wagyu increases the meat’s flavor and generosity. The wine weighs more beautifully in the palate and is both broader, deeper and longer in its finish relative to our Estate Pinot Noir. This extra architecture increases the concentration allowing the wine to be enjoyed now with more complex Pinot Noir friendly dishes while also assuring its age-worthiness for more than 5+ years. 100% native yeast. 20% whole-cluster fermented in open-top concrete cask. Aged 14 months in 33% new French oak. 490 cases. 13.0% alcohol. This quintessential Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir delivers a lovely bouquet of dark cherries, blackberries, tart raspberries, and geraniums, mixed with woody notes of rose hips, spice, and vanilla, and earthy aromas of damp forest floor, all complimented by the distinctive ferrous sensation imparted by the iron-rich clay beneath this special block. The impression of berries on the palate merge with the mild spiciness of the moderate and refined tannins. Medium-bodied with pleasant tartness and round mouth feel, lingering finish and intriguing minerality. This is a deliciously smooth and complex wine that will age beautifully. 
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$64.00 per Bottle
Not only is the Sebastiano Vineyard an impressive site for growing exquisitely textured and minerally Chardonnay, it is also well-suited for producing beautiful cold-climate Syrah. Planted in 2007 for Sashi Moorman, this is the highest elevation Syrah vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills and is on clay and limestone soils and entirely exposed to the brutal ocean winds. While very different climatically from the Northern Rhône regions of Cornas and Crozes-Hermitage, the cold and windy climatic conditions are similar.

When Syrah is grown in a cold extreme place like this, it becomes extremely aromatic with purple flowers, briary fruit, black pepper and black olive nuances. In our case, these gorgeous aromatics are further accentuated because the wine was fermented 100% wild yeast, entirely as whole-clusterin 4-ton concrete fermenters, and then aged for almost two years in a 581 gallon neutral Foudre – none of which are common practices in the U.S. The results are serious with incredible complexity and yet the wine remains fresh, supple and delicious on the palate with at least a decade of life ahead of it. Syrah is going through a renaissance in California because it is finally being planted in the right places and approached traditionally in the cellar by Winemakers like Sashi, who were weaned on the compelling wines fro the Northern Rhône. 100% whole-cluster. Two years in neutral Foudre. 372 Cases. 13.8% alcohol. Earthier and heavier than previous vintages, this is a Syrah that gives homage to both its Northern Rhône inspiration and its Californian roots. A bright ruby/purple color with moderate acidity and heavy tannins, with dark, earthy, and mildly floral notes of creosote bush and sage—the garrigue of the Sta. Rita Hills. A complex aromatic mixture of leather, tobacco, grilled meats, smoke, black pepper, and cherries transmutes on the palate to a balanced but to be defined impressions of dark berries, spices, cocoa, and herbs. A beautifully structured wine that will continue to deepen and refine its expression of self over the next 10+ years.
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$56.00 per Bottle

 We have long been fans of Rosé at Pence Vineyards for its ease as a summer sipper and our 2019 vintage is another great example. The wine was whole-cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel, and then carefully racked clean to neutral wood for brief aging. All these steps preserve the wine’s natural freshness, aromatics, minerality and elegance. Approached with a classic French provençal dry Rosé style in-mind, this is a vibrant and delicious wine that will appeal to many fans looking for that refreshingly perfect picnic, backyard pool and salad wine.

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$26.00 per Bottle
Our Estate Chardonnay is a massal planting (a field blend) of six different clonal selections naturally creating a wide diversity of flavor and nuance, and are from vines grown in a mixture of clay and diatomaceous soils. These oceanic fossils (diatoms) in our dirt provide a fascinating mineral and saline thread to the wine while also stressing the vines. When you add these growing conditions to our north-facing vines that receive less sunlight, you create ideal circumstances for growing and producing exceptional Chardonnay.

The Sta. Rita Hills region delivers some of the finest examples of Chardonnay in California because our climate is like “refrigerated-sunlight”. This results from the bright sunshine we enjoy throughout the growing season, competing again the cold winds coming from the Pacific Ocean. It is this dichotomy that creates beautiful Chardonnay that has a citrus freshness and richer flavor akin to something more decadent like a mix of Meyer Lemon, Yuzu and Lemon oil. During vinification, we approach the wine with a conservative yet strategic use of new French oak and no lees-stirring. Combined together, we feel our farming and cellar approach produces magical white wines that are profound, thought-provoking, age-worthy (5+ years), minerally and food-friendly. 100% wild yeast. Barrel fermented and aged in 25% new French oak puncheons for 16 months. Full ML and no bâtonnage. 392 cases. 13.4% alcohol. White gold color and explodes with aromatics of lemon pie, yellow pit fruit, cherimoya, French butter, olive oil, marzipan and sage. Nice medium weight on the palate. Vibrant, rich, salty and elegantly balanced in the mouth. Classic SRH Chardonnay.
 
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$42.00 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 fruit’s striking intensity, our team feels this wine can benefit from more time, in more new oak, which only increases the wine’s 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. Yellow-gold color with aromas of exotic lime, yellow pit fruit, white chocolate and hay. A fresh and lively palate mixed with a rich, mouth-filling decadence and concentration. Long-lived.
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$54.00 per Bottle