Our new Pitagora Sonoma County red wine blend 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 the small town of 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 legendary Greek scholar Pythagoras — Pitagora in Italian. More than a mathematician, Pythagoras was also a philosopher who sought new ways of understanding the world through mathematics, astronomy, and music theory. This wine pays homage to those curious about the nature of how things work, and their thirst for knowledge.
The composition of this blend reflects three varietals grown in three different sub-appellations of Sonoma County; Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Syrah from Dry Creek Valley, and Petit Verdot from Sonoma Valley. Each varietal adds unique characteristics with Cabernet Sauvignon offering dark fruits and texture, Syrah contributing fragrant spice nuances, and Petit Verdot lending weight, structure, and earthy mineral notes.
Pitagora leads with plum, anise, violets, and earthy notes on the nose. Full-bodied and rich without being jammy, this vintage shows beautiful balance between lush fruit, fine supple tannins, and warm toasted oak character. The palate is lavish and layered with expressive nuances of berries, cassis, graphite, and cocoa that finishes long with a trace of minerals.
47% Petit Verdot, 26% Syrah, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc
17 months in French and American oak; 20% new oak