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DAOU Vineyards “Pessimist” Red Blend 2017

Paso Robles, California, USA

3,095

Out of stock

    RPWA 92 WE 92 JD 90

Grape Variety
Petite Sirah 64%, Syrah 23%, 10% Zinfandel, 2% Lagrein, and 1% Tannat

 

Winemaker’s Notes
The 2017 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 and grilled meats. The finish is smooth and leisurely. Essences of pure dark berry fruit seemingly refuse to abate with a gorgeous fitting finale.

 

  • 92 Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    A value-priced Rhône blend that usually contains some Zinfandel and Petite Syrah, the 2017 Pessimist offers up rich aromas of dark fruit, grilled meat, licorice and black olive. It’s full-bodied, rich and spicy, with good balance and an intense, flavorful finish. (WK) (5/2018)

  • 92 Wine Enthusiast

    This is a great way to experience the richness of Daou without hurting the bank account too much. Hedonistic aromas of candied black cherry, caramel, vanilla cake and cola lead into a rich and powerful palate that’s soft in texture and lively with exotic plum and black currant flavors.

     

    This blend of primarily Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel starts with rich, lush aromas of black cherry, vanilla cream and caramel. Framed by solid tannins and bright acidity, the palate runs through similar fruit and spice flavors with plenty of power. Editors’ Choice

  • 90 Jeb Dunnuck

    Moving to the 2017s, the already bottled 2017 Pessimist is a lot of wine for not much buck. This full-bodied, fleshy, sexy wine gives up lots of black fruits, chocolate, spice, and subtle vanilla notes and certainly put a smile on my face. It’s a pleasure bent, undeniably hedonistic wine to drink over the coming couple of years. (11/2018)

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