Stephen Ross Wine Cellars

San Luis Obispo Small Production Urban Winery

2013

Wine Enthusiast • 92 Points • October, 2015

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2013 Pinot Noir, Stone Corral Vineyard

Steve Dooley's entry-level bottling invites the nose with deep and dark black cherry, grape soda and even blueberry aromas, leveled by a hint of ethereal roasted game and dried sage. The purple note holds into the palate, which shows lavender and other potpourri elements. - M.K.

Vinous • 92 Points • September, 2015

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2013 Pinot Noir, Stone Corral Vineyard

Vivid ruby. Intense cherry-cola and black raspberry scents are accented by allspice and fresh flowers. Juicy, deeply concentrated red and dark berry flavors pick up energy with aeration, along with a suave candied rose nuance. Closes on an emphatic floral note, with smooth tannins arriving late. - Josh Raynolds

Vinous • 89 Points • September, 2015

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2013 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

Vivid red. Fresh red berries and peppery spices on the nose. Silky and focused on the palate, offering raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of orange zest. At once lithe and deep, this clean, nervy wine finishes with gentle tannins and lingering floral character. - Josh Raynolds

Vinous • 90 Points • September, 2015

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2013 Pinot Noir, Edna Valley

Bright ruby-red. Fresh red berries, rose pastille and rhubarb on the spice-accented nose and palate. Juicy and precise, with a refreshingly bitter quality and a building hint of white pepper. Clean, nervy and very easy to drink, with gentle tannins shaping the finish. This wine is made entirely from Stone Corral fruit. - Josh Raynolds

Vinous • 90 Points • September, 2015

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2013 Pinot Noir, Chorro Creek

Ruby-red. Aromas of red and dark berry preserves, smoky herbs and cola, plus an earthy overtone. Pungent, palate-staining cherry and blackberry flavors are enlivened by a zesty mineral nuance. The dark berry and smoke notes repeat on the long, smoky, gently sweet finish. Plenty of heft here. - Josh Raynolds

Vinous • 91 Points • September, 2015

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2013 Chardonnay, Bien Nacido Vineyards

Pale, green-tinged gold. Smoky, mineral-accented aromas of yellow apple, iodine, jasmine and lemon zest. Juicy and pliant, with bracing acidity and chalky mineral character enlivening its ripe citrus and orchard fruit flavors. A refreshingly bitter lime pith quality adds lift and bite to the long, focused, penetrating finish. - Josh Raynolds

Vinous • 90 Points • September, 2015

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2013 Chardonnay, Edna Valley

Light yellow-gold. Fragrant, mineral-accented scents of fresh pear, jasmine and honey, plus an enlivening hint of ginger. Spicy orchard and citrus fruit flavors are given lift and focus by tangy minerality and pick up a fennel nuance with air. This penetrating wine finishes with strong cling. - Josh Raynolds