|"The 2015 Pessimist is a very dark wine that offers gorgeous crème de cassis, black cherry, boysenberries, and toasted vanilla beans accompanied with sweet tannins and purity of fruit. Firm, yet elegant tannins balance the powerhouse of fruit and lead to a strong, lasting finish of black pepper, pipe tobacco, and spicy oak." —winemaker
Blend: 52% Syrah, 26% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 3% Tannat, 1% Grenache
Wine Anthology review:
The Daou brothers crafted this Syrah-based red to be, in their words, "an authentic blend that even a pessimist will love." It's fully loaded on all fronts, combining a strong jam-and-dark-chocolate attack with soft undertones of vanilla from the oak. The flavors are concentrated and full-bodied, extending nicely through the long, lingering finish. Along with its gorgeous richness, this 2015 features a soft and supple texture with a seductive personality that entices you to take another sip.