91 Pts. - The Wine Advocate
- "Made by the Daou Brothers and sourced from different vineyards spread throughout Paso Robles, the 2014 Pessimist is a ripe, sexy and ready to go blend of 52% Syrah
, 26% Zinfandel
, 18% Petite Sirah
, 3% Tannat and a splash of Grenache. Aged 11 months in 50% new French oak, it has tons of ripe cassis, vanilla and chocolaty notes to go with a brilliantly textured, fruit-loaded feel on the palate. You won't find this level of texture and depth at this price very often and this crowd-pleaser will drink well for several years.