Stephen Ross Wine Cellars

San Luis Obispo Small Production Urban Winery

Wine Enthusiast • 92 Points • November 2017

AcclaimStephen Dooley

*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

AcclaimStephen Dooley

*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.

Wine Enthusiast • 91 Points • Editors' Choice • September 2016

AcclaimStephen Dooley

*Source: Wine Enthusiast • September 2016 • Editors' Choice*

2014 Chardonnay, Edna Valley

Steve Dooley has championed this region since 1994, and this appellation blend is another strong argument. Aromas of sour tangerines, tangy pear, sea salt and hints of quinine are leveled by the slightest touch of brown sugar on the nose. The palate is dusted lightly with vanilla and offers ripe cherimoya and pear-custard flavors, bound together by steely, crisp minerality.

2014 Grenache • Wine Enthusiast • 93 Points • May 2017

AcclaimStephen Dooley

*Source: Wine Enthusiast • May, 2017 • Editors' Choice *

2014 Grenache, Bee Sweet Vineyard

This is an attention grabbing example of how compelling cool climate Grenache can be. Rosewater, fennel, black plum and loamy soil aromas grow more rosy as the wine opens. The palate is super dry, with chalky tannins and zesty acidity, revealing more floral flavors. An extremely elegant wine. Editors’ Choice. —M.K.