Daou Pessimist, Red Blend
In a pursuit to create delicious wine inspired by varieties that flourish in Paso Robles, The Pessimist is a blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Tannat. Sourced and crafted by the DAOU Vineyards winemaking team, this wine demonstrates classic old-world style with the fruit-forward characteristics of California.
Pessimist has a powerful and intensely aromatic nose that ascends to greet you with blueberry, boysenberry, and black plum fragrance. Evolving layers reveal elderberry and truffle, with cocoa and cardamom spice accents, further augmented by hints of eucalyptus, leather, cherry pipe tobacco, and grilled meats. Broad and expansive on the palate, bestowing lush and generous flavors of black cherry, blueberry, crème de cassis, and damp forest floor. Notes of lavender, anise, and black olives compliment the rich fruit. Massive in weight yet elegantly structured, this wine is a powerhouse that reveals itself in controlled stages . The finish is smooth and leisurely. Essences of pure dark berry fruit seemingly refuse to abate with a gorgeous fitting finale.
Winery: Tribute Winery – Daou Vineyards https://pessimistwine.com/
Wine Style: Red, Californian Blend
Grapes: Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Tannat
Country / Region / Sub-Region: USA / California / Paso Robles
Rating (Vivino): 4.0/5
Bottle Size: 750mL