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Daou 2020 Red Pessimist   

2020 DAOU Pessimist Proproprietary Red Wine Paso Robles

Wine Advocate
92 Points

Deep ruby-purple, the 2020 Pessimist is a blend of 62% Petite Sirah, 18% Syrah, 18% Zinfandel and 2% Lagrein, matured for 10 months in 60% new French oak. It's scented of black cherries with touches of purple flowers, graphite and grilled meats, and the medium-bodied palate is grainy and fresh with a long, perfumed finish. This offers fantastic quality for the price. Drink Date 2022 - 2032. Erin Brooks 15th Mar 2022

San Francisco Wine Panel Score 92 Points

Deep and juicy, the nose of this wine offers a forthcoming medley of blueberry, blackberry, black raspberry, black fig and black peppercorn, with emerging notes of dark toffee, oolong tea leaf, dark pipe tobacco, bresaola and roasted beet. It is as juicy and forthcoming as expected on the palate, where plush flavors of blackberry, blueberry, black raspberry, pomegranate and black peppercorn rise above undercurrents of savory spice and hard minerality. The tannins are polished and the finish lingers well, so it gives immediate pleasure. It is built for service with steaks, barbecued meats and the like. A blend ot 62% Petite Sirah, 18% Syrah, 18% Zinfandel & 2% Legrein.