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
"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."
"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."