Dark purple. Oak-spiced and blue fruit, mocha and floral qualities on the nose. Broad and supple in texture, offering pliant blackberry, kirsch, vanilla, and salty olive flavors that deepen steadily through the mid-palate. Finishes long, smooth and spicy, with even tannins and resonating smokiness.
As impressive for them as ANY Austin Hope wine to date! (And their top $30 red.)
Also a Wine Advocate 92:
Deep ruby-purple, the 2020 Pessimist is a blend of 62% Petite Sirah, 18% Syrah, 18% Zinfandel and 2% Lagrein, matured for 10 months in 60% new French oak. It's scented of black cherries with touches of purple flowers, graphite and grilled meats, and the medium-bodied palate is grainy and fresh with a long, perfumed finish. This offers fantastic quality for the price.