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Celebrate National Pi Day with Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s 2013 Pitagora


Red Blend Inspired by Legendary Philosopher & Mathematician Pythagoras

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.”


Pitagora BottleCelebrate Pi Day with Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s 2013 Pitagora, a robust red blend that pays tribute to Pythagoras. Known today for his mathematical theorem (a2 + b2 = c2), he was more than a mathematician; he was a philosopher who sought new ways of understanding the world through mathematics, astronomy, and music theory.

When 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. Growing up in the footprint of this legend, Agostino developed a talent for mathematics and music, and his Pythagorean curiosity about the nature of how things work went on to influence each generation of the Coppola family.

With fruit hailing from three sub-appellations of Sonoma, Alexander Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Dry Creek Valley, each varietal adds its own unique characteristics. Petite Sirah is the backbone of this blend, lending density and a peppery nuance, with the remainder comprised of outstanding selections of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. Selected lots were aged in a combination of French and American oak for 15 months, with the blended wine aged for 6 months.

A dramatic fragrance of plums, cinnamon, violets, and impressions of baked boysenberry pie, the earthiness of the 2013 vintage is toned down and instead the wine favors black fruits and spices. Cherries, cassis, and black raspberries are enhanced by notes of star anise and seasoned wood. Generous tannins framing the velvety fruit character give this wine a robust presence while spice notes, a touch of pepper, and the lengthy finish add to its allure.

Pitagora’s SRP is $30 and may be purchased at participating restaurants and retailers or by visiting https://www.francisfordcoppolawinery.com/store. For more information, go to

About Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Francis puts it best, saying the winery is “a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life: food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. A place to celebrate the love of life.”  Francis Ford Coppola Winery is located at 300 Via Archimedes in Geyserville, California, accessed from US HWY 101 and the Independence Lane exit.  Among the many unique attractions at the property, Francis Ford Coppola Winery features a wine tasting bar, two restaurants, swimming pools, a movie gallery, a performing arts pavilion and a park area with game tables and bocce courts.  Francis Ford Coppola Winery opens at 11 a.m. daily.  For more information, call (707) 857-1400, toll free (877) 590-3329 or visit www.FrancisFordCoppolaWinery.com.



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