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2018 DAOU Red Blends or Varietals "Pessimist"

DAOU 2018 Pessimist

Winery: DAOU

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Pessimist"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 62% Petite Sirah, 19% Zinfandel, 17% Syrah & 2% Lagrein

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: October 29, 2020

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Petite Sirah based wine opens with a moist pipe tobacco, violet and gentle black raspberry bouquet. With hints of black tea. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied. The profile is a dark chocolate and tea blend with notes of blueberry, gentle oak and cocoa. We also detected some hints of black olive and clove mixed in. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and flavors linger nicely. The Panel thought this wine would pair well with steak fajitas or braised short ribs. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: 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.

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