DAOU Vineyards Celestus Red Blend 2010

Red Blends from Central Coast, California

Item No. 122599
  • red wine
  • TP94
  • WS90
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: 14.5%

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

A vivacious purple rim is exposed when the wine is tilted in the glass. The nose is covered with fresh picked mint and blackberries. When tasted, the evidence of Syrah is exposed through black pepper notes and cooked blueberries. The structure has firm tannins with slight hints of acidity in an effort to showcase the powerful fruit aromas. The long seamless finish includes black currants and dark cherries.

Blend: 59% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

"A blend of 59% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot, this is the best vintage of Celestus yet. A tightrope on the upper palate holds up sculpted tannins while the back of the mouth collects and energetic and enticing focus of black fruit and licorice. Brambly and peppered, this is a fine salute to Paso Robles' great charms; the juicy middle flows into a stream of sage, heather and mineral-earth."
94 Points

"Tight and attractive, this well-structured red offers a range of dried currant, road tar, crushed rock and mineral flavors. Given its level of intensity, this begs for at least short-term cellaring. Ends with chewy, integrated tannins. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2023."
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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