2018

Pitagora

Taste Profile

Plum
Raspberry
Tobacco Spice
Leather

Our Pitagora red wine serves as a tribute to those with curiosity and the thirst for knowledge

Our Pitagora red wine serves as a tribute to those with curiosity and the thirst for knowledge.

When Francis Ford Coppola’s grandfather, Agostino, was a child growing up in Bernalda in Southern Italy, he often played among ancient Greek ruins in nearby Metaponto, where thousands of years earlier stood a school run by the  Greek scholar Pythagoras — Pitagora in Italian. Known today for his mathematical theorem (a2 + b2 = c2), Pythagoras was a mathematician and philosopher who sought to understand the world through mathematics, astronomy, and music theory. Growing up in the footprint of this legend, Agostino developed a talent for mathematics and music. His Pythagorean curiosity about how things work went on to influence each generation of the Coppola family.

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$32.00

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Wine Notes

The 2018 Pitagora is aged on French and American oak for 16 months, and immediately greets one with alluring aromas of black cherry, cocoa powder, and bruised blue fruits. Lavish, rich flavors of plum, raspberry, warm tobacco spice, and leather delight the palate, with the silky weight of the wine bringing a spectacular finish.

The composition of this blend reflects varietals grown in different sub-appellations of Sonoma County. Each varietal and sub-appellation adds unique characteristics to the finished wine. This vintage highlights Merlot, with Syrah contributing fragrant spice nuances, Cabernet Sauvignon offering dark fruits and texture, and Petite Sirah adding density and peppery notes.

The last couple of vintages have seen a return to classic seasonal patterns, where a cold rainy winter prepares the vines for warm temperatures later. In 2018, precipitation carried on into spring, extending the growing period several weeks past the preceding year. There were also fewer heat spikes this season, allowing the fruit to ripen at a nice steady pace, and providing slightly larger yields of very well-balanced fruit.

Enjoy the Scents and Flavors
Scents
Black Cherry
Cocoa Powder
Bruised Blue Fruits
Flavors
Plum
Raspberry
Tobacco Spice
Leather

48%

Merlot

29%

Syrah

21%

Cabernet Sauvignon

2%

Petite Sirah

21%

Cabernet Sauvignon

2%

Petite Sirah

29%

Syrah

48%

Merlot

TA

.60g/100ml

Alcohol

14.5%

pH

3.66

Barrel Regimen

16 months in French and American oak; 35% new oak

Sonoma County

Pairs Well With

Italian Sausages with Peppers and Onions
Grilled Quail

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