Stephen Ross Wine Cellars

San Luis Obispo Small Production Urban Winery


January 2017 Update

UpdatesStephen Dooley

The vines are dormant, and our 2016 vintage wines are tucked away safely in barrel. In the meantime, we're having some fun with a little research and development here at the winery! 

Californian Pinot Noir & Chardonnay #blindtasting #comparative

Flying Cloud: Named After a Small Airport in Minnesota

Article, UpdatesStephen Dooley

Thank you, Cori Solomon for the write up on our Flying Cloud Sauvignon Blanc!

"The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of grass and peach with flavors of tropical fruit and stone fruit. This is a bright fresh wine that exudes a delicate balance and perfect minerality. There are hints of grass but not overpowering as often found in Sauvignon Blancs. The wine is clean, crisp and very refreshing."

News from the Winemaker

Updates, AcclaimStephen Dooley

We are quite proud of our current lineup of Pinot Noirs. These are great
food wines and are particularly restaurant friendly, especially if you are
in a part of the country where restaurateurs and sommeliers seek out
moderate levels of alcohol...all four wines at 13.5% alcohol. All of our Pinot Noirs are small production, sourced from sustainable vineyards, and made with minimal intervention in the cellar. They are extremely retail friendly with terrific scores.
Sales support materials are available on our website
Call, text or email for pricing and to place your order.

Stephen R. Dooley

UpdatesStephen Dooley
Our Rosé is particularly light in color, imagine the hue of the palest pink garden rose.  When I taste this wine I imagine wonderful moments from my past, a cool evening at the county fair and the aroma of cotton candy, my grandmothers cherry pies, a tour of the Jelly Belly factory.  The wine’s aromas are quite inviting and pure in their expression, strawberry, cherry and floral.  Think verve, refreshing on the palate with lovely flavors and crisp acidity. - Stephen R. Dooley, 3/18/2016

World of Pinot Noir 2016

Article, UpdatesStephen Dooley

We had a great time at World of Pinot Noir this past weekend. It is, as always, incredible to see Pinot Noir from all over the world under one roof.

Randy Carparoso had a few things to say. Check out his blog posting here

2013 Stephen Ross, Stone Corral Vineyard (Edna Valley) – Intoxicating, sensuous strawberry/black cherry perfumes with an allspice "complexity" (I hate that word in wine lingo, but there you go). Pinot purity in the mouth; soft, velvety entry, becoming broad, round, downright voluptuous in the middle, and dense and layered towards the finish.