Five Star Cellars Quinque Astrum


  • This is a New World approach to a Super Tuscan style blend. The name itself (Quinque Astrum) means Five Stars in Latin.
  • An excellent approach to a wine style that is a big time favorite amongst wine palates across the world today. They are more fruit forward and carry great acid and complexity for something that can be consumed earlier than say a big Bordeaux blend or Napa Monster.
  • Quinque Astrum is an amazing food wines and can pair with a large range of different dishes, making them fun to work with from production to your glass.
  • Five Star has been working with Sangiovese since 2003 and Bordeaux varietals for even longer. This was a no brainer to add to already great lineup and has been in the repertoire since 2008, continuing to get better each year.
  • Enjoy this wine because its arguably their best direct to customer wine that they make!!

Varietal Composition: 56% Sangiovese, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot

Elaboration: Quinque Astrum comes from Walla Walla, and the grapes from four vineyards, 53% Pepperbridge, 23% Summit View, 17% Blue Mountain, and 7% Seven Hills. It is barrel aged for 18 months in European and American oak, 30% new.

Tasting Notes: Crimson in color with aromas of rose, pomegranate, clove, and red plum. Flavors of black raspberry and rhubarb pie. A beautiful balance of acid and tannins. This wine is very fresh and inviting. Drink window 2023-2028.




Before he retired as a John Deere dealer in the state of Washington, David Huse came to know many vineyard owners in the Walla Walla Valley. What started as a post-retirement experiment grew into a full-fledged passion for the Huse family. As the Five Star Cellars website proclaims, they use “grapes only from the highest quality vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley.”

David started Five Star Cellars in 2000, and the first vintage consisted of 120 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon. That doubled the following year with Cabernet and Merlot. After a 2002 remodel, Dave’s son Matt took over as winemaker and they released their first vintage, which quickly sold out. They added a Syrah to their growing list of vintages and continue to draw fruit from some of the area’s storied vineyard owners.