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🍷 Nothing but Optimism for this wine - DAOU Pessimist 2021

Today, for #Armandospicks, we have a highly rated red-blend from




Red Blend 2021


Estate History

DAOU Vineyards is a winery located in Paso Robles, California. It was founded by brothers Georges and Daniel Daou in 2007 to produce world-class wines from their mountain-top vineyards in the Adelaida District.

The vineyards are situated at an elevation of 2,200 feet above sea level, with steep slopes and calcareous soils well-suited for growing Bordeaux and Rhone grape varieties.

DAOU Vineyards produces various red and white wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Their wines are known for their bold, complex flavors and elegant, balanced style. DAOU Vineyards has received numerous awards and accolades for its wines, including being named one of the "Top 100 Wineries in the World" by Wine & Spirits magazine.

In addition to producing wine, DAOU Vineyards also offers a variety of tasting experiences and events at their winery, including tours, private tastings, and culinary events. They also have a tasting room and restaurant on-site, where visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Paso Robles countryside while sipping on some of DAOU's finest wines.

Winemaker Notes & Vintage

The 2021 vintage delivers yet another stunning blend with trademark Pessimist flair. This wine is powerful and intensely aromatic out of the glass, presenting fragrances of blueberry, boysenberry, and black plum.

Secondary layers reveal elderberry, truffle, cocoa, and cardamom spice accented by hints of eucalyptus, leather, cherry pipe tobacco, and grilled meats. Broad and

expansive on the palate, it bestows lush, generous flavors of black cherry, blueberry crème de cassis, and damp forest floor. Hints of lavender, anise, and black olive complement the rich, ripe fruit flavors.

Massive in weight yet elegantly structured, this wine is a powerhouse that reveals itself gradually yet deliberately. It finishes smoothly with leisure and length, on notes of blackberry, espresso bean, and pomegranate.

Blend: 76% Petite Sirah • 12% Zinfandel • 10% Syrah • 2% Lagrein


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

92 Points

The 2021 Pessimist is a blend of 75% Petite Sirah, 10% Syrah, 11% Zinfandel, 2% Lagrein, and 2% Malbec matured for ten months in 60% new French oak. It has an opaque ruby-purple color and lush scents of cassis, blueberry jam, violet, lavender, and hints of powdered sugar. The full-bodied palate is supple and fresh with gently candied fruits and a satisfying finish. This will be a crowd-pleaser.

Food Pairing

Enjoy its full yet smooth ride with grilled short ribs.





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