“A PESSIMIST IS NEVER DISAPPOINTED.”

Pessimist Bottle Shot

The Pessimist is a blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Tannat.

Pessimist Bottle Shot

In a pursuit to create delicious wine inspired by varieties that flourish in Paso Robles, The Pessimist is a blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Tannat. Sourced and crafted by the DAOU Vineyards winemaking team, this wine demonstrates classic old world style with the fruit-forward characteristics of California.

OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE AN AUTHENTIC BLEND THAT EVEN A PESSIMIST WILL LOVE.

"Created and run by Georges and Daniel Daou, this is a no expense-spared operation and they’re producing first-class wines."
–The Wine Advocate

“In only a few years, DAOU has established itself as not only one of the most significant producers in Paso Robles, but a winery whose astonishing breadth of successes has justifiably earned it a place among the very best in the state.”
-The Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine

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Please contact our wholesale distributors to find out where Pessimist wine can be purchased in your area or contact sales@daouvineyards.com. If Pessimist is not currently in your area, we are optimistic it will be in Summer 2018.

ALABAMA
International Wines Inc
(205) 945-7101

ALASKA
Northern Spirits
(907) 350-7088

ARIZONA
Southern Wine & Spirits
(602) 533-8000

ARKANSAS
Glazer
(501) 955-2903

CALIFORNIA NORTH (AMERICAN WINES)
Southern Wine & Spirits California
(510) 477-5500

CALIFORNIA SOUTH (AMERICAN WINES)
Southern Wine & Spirits California
(562) 926-2000

COLORADO
Southern Wine & Spirits
(303) 371-3421

CONNECTICUT
Slocum & Sons
(203) 239-8000

DELAWARE
Southern Wine & Spirits
(302) 656-4487

FLORIDA
Southern Wine & Spirits
(305) 625-4171

GEORGIA
Republic National Distributing Company
(673) 420-0336

HAWAII
Southern Wine & Spirits
(808) 591-8825

IDAHO
Idaho Distributing
(208) 887-8609

ILLINOIS
Southern Wine & Spirits Illinois
(630) 685-3273

INDIANA
Glazer
(317) 876-1188

IOWA
Glazer
(515) 252-7173

KANSAS
Glazer
(913) 396-4900
Vintegrity
(913) 396-4900

KENTUCKY
Southern Wine & Spirits
(502) 297-6034

LOUISIANA
Republic National Distributing Company
(337) 593-7809

MAINE
South Portland Wine Co.
(207) 799-9494

MARYLAND
Southern Wine & Spirits
(410) 369-1750

MASSACHUSETTS
United Liquor
(617) 755-4590

MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Wines & Spirits
(313) 453-2201

MINNESOTA
Southern Wine and Spirits
(612) 217 5197

MISSISSIPPI
Southern Wine and Spirits
(601) 991-2420

MISSOURI
Vintegrity
(816) 842-0900

MONTANA
InterMountain Distributing Company
(406) 245-7744

NEBRASKA
Quail Distributing, Inc
(402) 926-2395

NEVADA
Southern Wine and Spirits
(702) 876-4500

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Martignetti Companies of NH
(603) 540-6211

NEW JERSEY
Breakthru Beverage Group
(973) 228-5100
Fedway
(973) 624-6444

NEW MEXICO
Southern Wine and Spirits
(505) 247-4186

NEW YORK
Southern Wine and Spirits
(516) 921-9005

NORTH CAROLINA
Empire Distributors
(704) 589-9463

NORTH DAKOTA
Johnson Brothers
(701) 282-4660

OHIO
Glazer
(440) 542-7000

OKLAHOMA
Republic National Distributing Company
(405) 702-4500

OREGON
Southern Wine and Spirits
(503) 855-1041

PENNSYLVANIA
Southern Wine and Spirits (Lauber)
(610) 265-6800

RHODE ISLAND
MS Walker
(401) 247-0646

SOUTH CAROLINA
Southern Wine and Spirits
(800) 577-0749

SOUTH DAKOTA
Johnson Brothers
(701) 282-4660

TENNESSEE - CHATTANOOGA
Lipman Brothers
(615) 695-5328

TENNESSEE - KNOXVILLE
B & T Distributing
(865) 602-2233

TENNESSEE - MEMPHIS
West Tennessee Crown Distributing Co.
(901) 272-9648

TENNESSEE - NASHVILLE
Lipman Brothers
(615) 695-5328

TEXAS
Republic National Distributing Company
(210) 224-7531

UTAH
Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
(801) 977-6800

VERMONT
Vermont Fine Wine Merchants
(802) 658-6771

VIRGINIA
Republic National Distributing Company
(404) 472-2055

WASHINGTON
Southern Wine and Spirits
(877) 532-2987

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Southern Wine and Spirits
(410) 646-5500

WISCONSIN
Johnson Brothers
(651) 649-5800

WYOMING
Southern Wine and Spirits
(307) 421-2417