Stephen Ross Wine Cellars

San Luis Obispo Small Production Urban Winery

Wine Enthusiast • 93 Points • October 2018

Stephen Dooley

Source: Wine Enthusiast • October 2018

2015 Pinot Noir, Escolle Vineyard

Black cherry, orange peel, tarragon and slate show on the rather rich and ripe nose of this bottling by Stephen Ross Dooley. The palate is more tightly wound and restrained in its expression, offering elegant red plum, dried rose petals, orange rind and a hint of lavender.

- Matt Kettmann

https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/stephen-ross-2015-escolle-vineyard-pinot-noir-santa-lucia-highlands/

Wine Enthusiast • 91 Points • October 2018

Stephen Dooley

Source: Wine Enthusiast • October 2018

2015 Grenache, Bee Sweet Vineyard

Lively aromas of sumac, cinnamon, hibiscus, plum, lavender and turned earth make for a very compelling, layered and sexy entry to the nose of this bottling. The palate shows more restraint, with rosewater, tangy red-plum skins and tart pomegranate flavors, wrapped in taut tannins.

- Matt Kettmann

https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/stephen-ross-2015-bee-sweet-vineyard-grenache-edna-valley/

Wine Enthusiast • 91 Points • October 2018

Stephen Dooley

Source: Wine Enthusiast • October 2018

2016 Pinot Noir, Edna Valley Estate

Though the nose on this bottling is somewhat restrained, the aromas that do show are quite deep and dark, with boysenberry, alpine strawberry, purple flowers and cola. There is a nice pop to the acid-driven sip, where tart pomegranate and black-raspberry flavors meet with wet slate and a grippy texture.

- Matt Kettmann

https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/stephen-ross-2016-pinot-noir-edna-valley/

Wine Enthusiast • 94 Points • October 2018

AcclaimStephen Dooley

Source: Wine Enthusiast • October 2018

2015 Pinot Noir, Stone Corral Vineyard

Crisp black-plum and mulberry aromas meet with wild mint, baked earth and rosemary on the extremely elegant nose of this bottling by veteran Stephen Ross Dooley. There is a strong herbal kick to the palate of oregano and marjoram, but also floral hints of lavender and violets, all decorating the dark fruit in the background.

- Matt Kettmann

https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/stephen-ross-2015-stone-corral-vineyard-pinot-noir-edna-valley/

Wine Advocate• 90 Points • June 2018

AcclaimStephen Dooley

*Source: Wine Advocate• June 2018*

2015 Pinot Noir, Stone Corral Vineyard

Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Stone Corral Vineyard displays subtle red currants, Bing cherries, and dried leaves notes with wafts of lavender and black pepper. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is delicate and refreshing, with a gentle frame of chewy tannins supporting the perfumed red berry flavors, finishing on an earthy note. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown

2016 Pinot Gris • Wine Enthusiast • 88 Points • November 2017

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*Source: Wine Enthusiast• November 2017*

2016 Pinot Gris, Spanish Springs Vineyard

Broad aromas of Asian pear, kaffir lime and wet stone show on the nose of this bottling from a vineyard located just minutes from the sands of Pismo Beach. There is a great sizzle of acidity on the sip, with candied apple flavors, slightly sour lime and grapefruit peels. There’s also the slightest touch of sweetness.

Wine Enthusiast • 89 Points • November 2017

AcclaimStephen Dooley

*Source: Wine Enthusiast• November 2017*

2015 Chardonnay, Bien Nacido Vineyards

Extremely light and delicate aromas of lemon, Gala apple and pear flesh show on the cleanly delivered nose of this bottling by Steve Dooley. There is also a lot of restraint on the palate, perhaps even a tad too much, with fluttering hints of chalk, sour limes and riper pear. The texture is compelling.