DAOU Vineyards Celestus Red Blend 2008

Red Blends from Central Coast, California

Price: $42.00 $29.95
Save $12.05 (29%)
Item No. 120004
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

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 2008 DAOU Celestus opens with lush aromas of dark fruits, licorice and lead pencil that lead to an integrated and satiny mid palate accentuated by the French oak. The predominant Syrah imparts it with flavors of "garrigue" - with hints of lavender, sage, wild thyme and dark cherry. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot add structure and power to the wine leading to an elegant and long finish that that just keeps getting better as the wine opens up in the glass.

Blend: 58% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

"Glass-staining ruby. Intensely floral aromas of raspberry, blackberry, violet and incense expand with air. Stains the palate with sweet red berry compote flavors, becoming livelier and smokier with air. An exotic candied violet quality builds on the finish and adds complexity to the sexy dark fruit notes. This is very seductive right now."
91 Points

Learn About DAOU Vineyards Map ItMap It

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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