Daou Vineyards

Pessimist Paso Robles Red Blend

8.8389 ratings
8.520 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvedre
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison, Chicken, Turkey, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Baking Spices, Chocolate & Caramel, Veal, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Glen Knight

Not bad for a Prisoner copy cat.

Not bad for a Prisoner copy cat.

5 people found it helpfulOct 14th, 2014
Renaldo Juanso

I'm highly optimistic!

I'm highly optimistic!

4 people found it helpfulOct 20th, 2015
Matt Sterr

Stylistically not my fav. However, it's good quality and hits the mark it is shooting at. I.E. The Prisoner.

Stylistically not my fav. However, it's good quality and hits the mark it is shooting at. I.E. The Prisoner.

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2017
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Dark dark color. The nose is very Orin Swift's Palermo like. Loads of preserved prunes, black cherry jam, liquorice, wet stones and a hint of oregano. Definitely some sweet component on the palate, prune jam like, can feel the alcohol there but still holding on. 37% Syrah, 31% Petite Syrah, 27% Zinfandel, and rest Tannat and Grenache. Bold and juicy. But feel like it lacks of some structure. 15.2% alc. 2015 vintage

Dark dark color. The nose is very Orin Swift's Palermo like. Loads of preserved prunes, black cherry jam, liquorice, wet stones and a hint of oregano. Definitely some sweet component on the palate, prune jam like, can feel the alcohol there but still holding on. 37% Syrah, 31% Petite Syrah, 27% Zinfandel, and rest Tannat and Grenache. Bold and juicy. But feel like it lacks of some structure. 15.2% alc. 2015 vintage

Feb 12th, 2017
Christanna Honer

Well this seems familiar. I like it about just as much as that other "P" word. I usually love Daou wines but #cmonman

Well this seems familiar. I like it about just as much as that other "P" word. I usually love Daou wines but #cmonman

Oct 27th, 2015
Sue Mohle

Dark cocoa, pipe tobacco

Dark cocoa, pipe tobacco

Jan 22nd, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

6.1

A blend of Syrah Zinfandel petite Syrah Mourvèdre and Grenache

A blend of Syrah Zinfandel petite Syrah Mourvèdre and Grenache

Sep 11th, 2014
Tom Wildenhaus

Wow! 4 hours in decanter. Kinda liked it after that. But really hard to plan for 4 hours in a decanter. Love what you do Daou

Wow! 4 hours in decanter. Kinda liked it after that. But really hard to plan for 4 hours in a decanter. Love what you do Daou

Oct 6th, 2019
Jack Badavas

“A pessimist is never disappointed!”

“A pessimist is never disappointed!”

Oct 5th, 2019
Lauren Thompson

Paired well with callimarie

Paired well with callimarie

Jul 20th, 2019