Daou Vineyards

Pessimist Paso Robles Red Blend

8.733 ratings
8.93 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
Boris Mathiszik

This is the 16 vintage. Just as good as the previous years. Daou Vineyards tasting at NCWC 10/27/17. Rating affirmed 7/15/18.

This is the 16 vintage. Just as good as the previous years. Daou Vineyards tasting at NCWC 10/27/17. Rating affirmed 7/15/18.

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2017
Robert Lim

A dead ringer for Prisoner, and quite honestly not bad as a gifted bottle compared to others you might receive.

A dead ringer for Prisoner, and quite honestly not bad as a gifted bottle compared to others you might receive.

Dec 29th, 2018
Mercedes P

Great blend under $20.

Great blend under $20.

Jul 9th, 2018
Simon Weston

Inky purple color - woodsmoke, blackberry & raspberry nose - bright and lush red fruit taste with oaky dry mouthfeel.

Inky purple color - woodsmoke, blackberry & raspberry nose - bright and lush red fruit taste with oaky dry mouthfeel.

Jun 10th, 2018
Henry Horn

Wine shop chapel hill. Nice

Wine shop chapel hill. Nice

Jun 6th, 2018
Brian Wilson

Lot of great wine out there. This is not one of them. Regret purchase.

Lot of great wine out there. This is not one of them. Regret purchase.

Apr 22nd, 2018
Susie Núñez

Rich, chocolatey, dark berries - delicious if you like bold wine!

Rich, chocolatey, dark berries - delicious if you like bold wine!

Apr 1st, 2018
Lisa

Meh. It's ok but I expect better for the price. I like me some hot Paso reds but this lacks complexity. Maybe meant to be aged....

Meh. It's ok but I expect better for the price. I like me some hot Paso reds but this lacks complexity. Maybe meant to be aged....

Mar 10th, 2018
"Odedi"

Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, wood, licorice, spices, dried fruits, coffee, dirty oil?, chocolates, mocha, flat coke, medicine and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, oak, leather, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, metals and black pepper.

Long sweet finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice red blend from Paso Robles, California. Not fully balanced yet, with mild complexity and a smooth mouthfeel.

Very fruity and might be too much for some (Might have some risidual sugar). Smells and tastes like purple (is there such a thing?), was kind of weird, actually.

Good right out of the bottle and great for parties. Still young and will be better in a year or two. This was tasty but a little fake tasting at the same time.

Robert Parker 92 points.

A blend of 54% Petite Sirah, 27% Syrah and 19% Zinfandel.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$25.

Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, wood, licorice, spices, dried fruits, coffee, dirty oil?, chocolates, mocha, flat coke, medicine and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, oak, leather, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, metals and black pepper.

Long sweet finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice red blend from Paso Robles, California. Not fully balanced yet, with mild complexity and a smooth mouthfeel.

Very fruity and might be too much for some (Might have some risidual sugar). Smells and tastes like purple (is there such a thing?), was kind of weird, actually.

Good right out of the bottle and great for parties. Still young and will be better in a year or two. This was tasty but a little fake tasting at the same time.

Robert Parker 92 points.

A blend of 54% Petite Sirah, 27% Syrah and 19% Zinfandel.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$25.

Mar 6th, 2018
Mark Snider

Spicy finish.

Spicy finish.

Mar 3rd, 2018