DAOU Vineyards Celestus Red Blend 2007

Red Blends from Central Coast, California

Price: $40.00 $12.99
Save $27.01 (68%)
Item No. 119113
  • ST90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • ST90

Winemaker's Notes

The DAOU 2007 Celestus is a perfect example of what happens when the Rhone and the Bordeaux blends come together to form complex flavors that create a masterpiece.

This is the first vintage where Daniel decided to increase the amount of Syrah in our Celestus blend and the result is a wine that has plenty of black fruit, licorice, mint and earth characteristics with great intensity, remarkable purity and a luscious velvety mouth feel with an excellent balance. The Petit Verdot addition helps create a strong mid palate to compensate for the harmony created between the Cabernet and the Syrah.

This exquisite wine will drink great for 7 to 10 years.

Critical Acclaim

"Inky purple. Dark berry and cherry-cola aromas are complemented by licorice and a hint of bonfire. Juicy, ripe cassis and cherry flavors are firmed by dusty tannins, which gain power with air. There's plenty of rich fruit here. The finish is chewy and subtly smoky, leaving bitter cherry and dark berry notes behind. I prefer the vivacity of the 2008 right now, but this is pretty impressive. "
90 Points

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In the golden, oak-studded hills of Paso Robles' fabled west side, not far from William Randolph Hearst's magnificent castle, there is a man with a Homeric vision. His name is Daniel Daou and he is devoting his life and every imaginable resource to creating, first and foremost, a Cabernet Sauvignon that rivals the very best in the world. Gracefully perched atop a stunning...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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