DAOU Pessimist 2018
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
Composed of 27%Syrah, 19% Zinfandel and 54% Petite Sirah, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Pessimist delivers a gregarious nose of ripe black cherries, blackberries and blueberries plus notions of Chinese five spice, mocha and raspberries. Full-bodied, voluptuous, soft and plush, it packs in the fruit cake and exotic spices, finishing with great length.
This wine from the Daou brothers starts with dense aromas of blackberry, gravelly soil, wood ash and violets. The mouthfeel is plush in soft tannins, offering flavors of black currant, asphalt, purple flowers and marjoram.