VOLUME 10, ISSUE 3
January 22, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Kutch Wines: 2013 Vintage Provided Compelling & Transparent Wines Alexana: Prescription for Pinot with Unlimited Refills En Garde: 2012 Pinots Very Promising Black Kite Cellars: Outstanding Pinot Noir in 2012 Dolin Estate: New Central Coast Pinots Offer Exceptional Value MacRostie Winery & Vineyards: Evolving to Embrace Quality Birichino: A Mischievous Pair Craft Unique Wines at Right Price Domaine de la Côte: Whole Cluster Goodness Skewis Wines: Pinot from Vineyards with a Pedigree DANCIN Vineyards: Rogue Valley Wines of Distinction Waxwing: Engaging Pinot from an Urban Winery MacPhail Proudly Releases First Estate Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted White Wines Pinot Briefs
An urban San Diego winery featuring small lots of wines sourced from growing regions in Northern and Central California. Grapes are crushed, pressed, fermented, barreled, aged and bottled in an urban facility just a few blocks from the ocean in Solana Beach.
The owner and winemaker is Adam Carruth, a native of San Diego County who lived in North County much of his life. He studied viticulture at Santa Rosa Community College after college and began making wine. He moved back to Carlsbad in 2001 and began trucking grapes down from Northern California. In 2006, he transitioned to a professional winery operation. 2012 marks his 16th crush.
Several white and red varietals are produced including a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
A tasting room is located in the heart of Solana Beach tucked behind a row of shops in Cedros Avenue's busy design district. A new location in Point Loma's historic former naval base, Liberty Station, was scheduled for opening in 2013.
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