Upon opening a bottle of the 2018 Archimedes, one is welcomed by enticing aromas of cocoa, toffee, and raisins. Pouring and tasting reveals a wine that is dark in color. Rich, smooth tannins, and plush, mouth-coating flavors of mocha, cassis, and clove tantalizing the palate with hints of tobacco on the long finish. The 2018 Archimedes was aged for just over a year and a half in French oak barrels with a large portion of new wood. The final result is a beautifully integrated wine.
With this wine we pay homage to Francis’s Uncle Archimedes, who loved math and mechanics as much as his namesake.
“Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth.” — Archimedes of Syracuse
One of the greatest minds of all time, Archimedes of ancient Greece was a physicist, astronomer, engineer, and inventor. Legend has it that he defeated the Roman fleet by creating enormous reflective devices which used the sun’s rays to ignite and burn their ships. Admiring this great innovator, Francis Ford Coppola’s grandfather, Agostino, named his first son Archimedes. With this wine we pay homage to Uncle Archimedes, who loved math and mechanics as much as his namesake.