It’s been two years since we had a bottle of the Celestiale. This 2014 was a real surprise. In general, the Clos de Soleil wines are excellent, if a little pricey, but the Celestiale always seemed a non event. This pick, typical of a domestic wine that would sell for under $20 in the US but in BC under $30, has all the hallmarks of a workhorse red; juicy and fruity with just a soupcon of acidity and with some air a soft, eloquent finish. Harsher woodsy tones segue with the fruit. The many vines blend works, and it works well, if not quite as well as their more expensive bottles. For BC red, very good value.
Price: $27 before taxes at BC Liquor.
Market Liquidity: Celestiale is to the Signature what AX is to Giorgio Armani.