Wines, like a comfortable T-shirt or a hard candy left to ripen under the couch, only get better with age. Taste the passing of time with today's Groupon to Carruth Cellars Winery on Cedros in Solana Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a wine tasting for two (a $20 value).
- For $18, you get a wine tasting for four (a $40 value).
Carruth Cellars Winery on Cedros crushes, presses, ferments, ages, bottles, and pours wines from single-vineyard-sourced northern California grapes in its urban facility. Located in the Cedros Design District and mere blocks from the beach, the tasting room flows with wines where visitors can sip 7 or 8 selections, such as the 2007 Lake County malbec, an earthy wine that conjures aromas of plum and blackberry, with a toasty oak finish infused with mythical dragon fire. The 2007 Napa Valley Saint Helena cabernet sauvignon titillates senses with cherry, oak, and spice flavors. Dionysian descendants spiral further into vino bliss with the tasting room's artisan cheeses and breads, as local artwork on display provides inspiration for murals incorporating ketchup impressionism and mustard calligraphy.
At the helm of his urban winery in the heart of the Cedros Design District, winemaker Adam Carruth handcrafts award-winning wines, including the 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Best in Class Alexander Valley Cabernet, from grapes he fastidiously collects from all over California. His team handles the production of each varietal from crush to finish, aging juices in barrels that line the walls of the industrial-chic tasting room. The final products—which range from a crisp sauvignon blanc to a bordeaux-style Surfing Madonna—slosh into customized stemware for patrons’ enjoyment seven days a week. Also in the tasting room, guests can break into crunchy baguettes or nibble on cheese.