“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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“Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice
of two evils, chooses both.”
- Oscar Wilde

Please contact our wholesale distributors to find out where Pessimist wine can be purchased in your area or call us at 805-226-5460 ext. 216. If Pessimist is not currently in your area, we are optimistic it will be in summer 2015.

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
(816) 842-0900

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 & 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 & 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 & Spirits
(505) 247-4186

New York
Southern Wine & 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 & Spirits (Lauber)
(610) 265-6800

Rhode Island
MS Walker
(401) 247-0646

South Carolina
Southern Wine & 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 Co.
(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 Co.
(404) 472-2055

Washington
Southern Wine & Spirits
(877) 532-2987

Washington, D.C.
Southern Wine & Spirits
(410) 646-5500

Wisconsin
Johnson Brothers
(651) 649-5800

Wyoming
Southern Wine & Spirits
(307) 421-2417