Pythagoras, A Geometric Blend

It has been a month now since I re-entered into life in the States. Though three months isn’t that long of a time, my transition from Paris to Southampton, NY was a bizarre one. Who would have thought hearing people speak English around you would feel strange. In Paris everything was at my doorstep and now here I am out east on in driving distance of everything. The one thing that is in full source here are the wine vineyards. is not typically known for great wine. They are developing more and more overPythagoras the years. The varietals that strive are Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. And that is what I am trying to accomplish here, bringing pride back to Long Island Wine Country.

Pindar is a vineyard that has been in the North Fork of Long Island for 15 years. Usually they are dressed in a tacky label, and because of this I have always over looked it. What can I say, I like visuals. While walking the ailes of the local wine store I came upon a label with the Pythagorem Theroem across it, a2 + b2 = c2. It was called Pythagoras. My mom is a math teacher, though I’m not a math wiz, I always did enjoy algebra. Because the label was so different from any other Pindar wine I was shocked to find out it was in fact the same vineyard. That’s lesson number one, don’t judge a wine by its label.

Pythagoras, described as a rich geometric blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, was designed for their 15th anniversary. The break down of the varietals is not mentioned on the bottle but after a tasting it feels as if Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are taking a back seat as supporting character to the prominent Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Smoke dominates the nose, an infusion of wood and . These same characteristics transfer over to the palate, but because the wine is so young in color and taste it is undistinguishable on its definite characteristics. If you were to hold on to this bottle for a year then it would be a stronger wine, but if waiting isn’t your speed then I would suggest opening the bottle and letting it sit for 3 hours. You are just going to have to be patient and let it sit, I know it’s a hard scenario but I believe in you, step away from the bottle.

I purchased this wine for $15 and for that I’m a bit on the edge if I’m all about it. Later I was embracing my inner geek and searching different sites online for their price point. I found, on average, that you can purchase this wine for $12. Now for $12 this is a great value and I say buy it. If not available in your local wine store then you can certainly purchase it online. For the most part Long Island wines range from $10 to $20. Sometimes you will cross wines that are over $20, I’ll be honest I don’t know if it is worth the buy. I haven’t brought myself to buying it yet.

In terms of pairing this wine with food I would go simple and stick with the basics, meat and cheese. Because this wine is young you don’t want to go too crazy, but the smokiness that is present here will taste delicious with some prosciutto and gouda. This is a wonderful welcome back to the states and what a way to Wine Your Diet.

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