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Daou Pessimist 750 ml

Country: United States /

Region: California /

Style: Wine /

Size: 750 ml /

Vintage: 2018 /

Sku: 16473

Jeb Dunnuck92 Points
$21.99 Reg. $26.99

Details

Details

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The 2018 Pessimist is inky and dark aubergine in color. A powerhouse vintage with a plethora fruit showcasing blueberry, boysenberry, plum and strawberry. Smoky notes of truffle and roasted coffee are accompanied by accents of floral consisting of lavender and lilac, highlighted by underlying nuances of buttered toast, vanilla, and a breath of cool wintergreen. A veritable cascade of juicy berries, red cherries and huckleberries flood the palate while a river of lush fruit flavors overflow its banks. Voluptuous and robust while tempered with grace and elegance; a true gentle giant. The purity of fruit is elevated by its silky texture and hints of kirsch and cassis, olive and fennel. This wine displays a well- rounded and balanced finish that offers essences of blueberry and cranberry with prodigious persistence.
• Petite Sirah • Syrah • Zinfandel • Lagrein • Tannat •

Suggested Food Pairing:

Barbeque
Beef
Charcuterie-Cheese
Pasta-Red
Pizza

Reviews

Jeb Dunnuck92 Points
JD Jeb Dunnuck: 92 Points
The Pessimist cuvée by the Daou Brothers is always a good value for those who love opulent fruit, and the 2018 offers loads of sweet blue fruits, white chocolate, violets, and toasted spice aromas and flavors. Based on 62% Petite Sirah, 19% Zinfandel, and 17% Syrah, it’s full-bodied, decadent, and rich while staying light on its feet. I’d be happy to drink it.