Stephen Ross

(805) 594-1318 2717 Aviation Way, Ste F1
Santa Maria, CA 93455
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In the summer of 1994, Stephen Ross Dooley started his label Stephen Ross at a custom crush winery in Santa Maria. By the next year he moved to Talley Vineyards to make his wines and in 1998 moved to Courtside Cellars in the Edna Valley – a large custom crush winery that Dooley designed and helped establish. In 2001 he developed an estate vineyard planted exclusively to Pinot Noir in partnership with Talley Vineyards called Stone Corral Vineyard; it is located in the Edna Valley, a designated American Viticultural Area (AVA). Home to several well-known vineyards, the Edna Valley exemplifies the characteristic microclimate and geologic features, which are the hallmark of the south central coast; an east-west valley, which mitigates its temperate climate with cooling, ocean-borne breezes. This provides a long growing season ideal for the development of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Petite Sirah grapes. More recently, in 2005 he invested in new winemaking equipment and moved to Santa Maria where he leased Read more »

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  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Edna

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Stephen Ross Pinot Noir Central Coast 2009


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  • Would love your recommendations as well!I have found a few I REALLY like, and a few I've tried that I THOUGHT might fit the bill, and did not.Gracianna is my fav - tasted 2008 Bacigalupi Vineyards Gracianna and LOVED it at Taste of Sonoma.....  I also like Lioco- 2008 "sonoma coast" pinot noir...   Another favorite is the Cosentino 2006 Sonoma P... Read More

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  • Stephen Ross Pinot Nr Cc United States Red 2007


    Action here is toward the front of the mouth with strong, well-integrated ripe almost sweet cherry fruit and mild spice or cola on the attack that fades on the mid-palate. Color garnet or light ruby. Floral and cooling nose. Somewhat mild acid and tannin, medium-to-light body, off-dry. Balanced and well-made but not remarkable. Read More

    Wine review by dynowine

  • Stephen Ross Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2006


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    Wine review by TUDOR

  • Stephen Ross Petite Sirah Napa Valley Thomann Station 2001


    This wine was a gorgeous, very dense purple, almost black in color, and when swirled, produced narrow uniform legs. A very thick, full-bodied wine; I was initially overwhelmed by its overpowering nose of alcohol. But after allowing the wine to sit and breathe, it opened up and I detected aromas of ripe fruit like black raspberry and blueberry, w... Read More

    Wine review by Dont Fear the Grape

  • Stephen Ross Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2006


    I was really expecting not too much but was pleasantly surprised by this 2007 Pinot Noir. It was extremely smooth, easy drinking with overtones of blackberries, chocolate and tree bark. It managed to drink lightly, however, and was a perfect summer drink for our barbeque and went very well with our fish. Read More

    Wine review by johnthomason

  • Stephen Ross Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by donccpa

  • Stephen Ross Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2006


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    Wine review by Boba Fett

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