The 2018 Pessimist is inky and dark aubergine in color. A powerhouse vintage with a plethora fruit showcasing blueberry, boysenberry, plum and strawberry. Smoky notes of truffle and roasted coffee are accompanied by accents of floral consisting of lavender and lilac, highlighted by underlying nuances of buttered toast, vanilla, and a breath of cool wintergreen.
Blend: 62% Petite Sirah, 20% Zinfandel, 16% Syrah, 2% Lagrein
92 points- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90-92 points- Jeb Dunnuck