Stephen Ross Wine Cellars

San Luis Obispo Small Production Urban Winery

2012 Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast • 91 Points • September 2014

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Source: Wine Enthusiast, September, 2014

2012 Chardonnay, Bien Nacido Vineyards

There's slight buttercream alongside nectarine, Gala apple and just-ripe melon in this offering from Central Coast veteran Stephen Ross Dooley, who sourced the historic Bien Nacido Vineyard for this wine. Once sipped, the balance between Key lime pie flavors, present but not overly brisk acidity, and a tad of bit-terness emerges. Pair with cedar-planked salmon topped with mango salsa. - M.K.

Wine Enthusiast • 92 Points • September, 2014

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Source: Wine Enthusiast, September, 2014

2012 Chardonnay, Edna Valley

Glazed apple and pineapple sorbet frame the nose on this offering from Central Coast veteran Stephen Ross Dooley, who makes his wine in one of San Luis Obispo's only urban wineries. The wine is very full and soft on the palate, with round, traditional Chardonnay flavors and a satis-fying balance between ripe, rich fruit and lingering acidity. The finishing flavors feel more oak-derived than acidity-fueled. Cellar Selection. - M.K.