Stephen Ross Wine Cellars

San Luis Obispo Small Production Urban Winery

Acclaim

Wine Enthusiast • 94 Points • October 2018

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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

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Wine Advocate• 90 Points • June 2018

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*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

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*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.

Wine Enthusiast • 92 Points • November 2017

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*Source: Wine Enthusiast• November 2017*

2015 Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido Vineyards

A layered, somewhat delicate nose of rose petals, purple flowers, cola spice and raspberry-laced chocolate serves as the introduction to this bottling. Cherry, cranberry and raspberry emerge subtly on the sip, lifted by potpourri and sagebrush that fit into a chalky and tight structure. This will age very well.

2016 Albariño • Wine Enthusiast • 92 Points, Editors' Choice • November 2017

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*Source: Wine Enthusiast• November 2017*

2016 Albariño, Spanish Springs Vineyard

There is an impressively persistent stony quality to the nose and palate of this bottling. On the nose, that takes the form of a rainy cement note, which, along with lime-skin and pith scents, give fresh tension to the broad peach and pear aromas. On the palate, it’s all about grippy texture, which holds up green apple, underrripe pluot and lime-wedge flavors.