Pitts Home Ranch Estate Zinfandel 2004
Elegant, single-vineyard lineage with spicy, perfumed aromas and crisp, red berry fruit.
This 100% Zinfandel, barreled for a full 20 months in mostly neutral oak, is packed full of bright, juicy raspberries wrapped around mouthwatering, spicy backbone. Drink now until 2025. We feel this wine exemplifies the elegance of Russian River Valley Zinfandel.
Over the course of the 2004 growing season, approximately 45% of the Zinfandel fruit grown on the Estate was "thinned" (dropped to the ground) in order to produce the aromatic intensity that lies inside. Harvest Moon employs an extensive canopy management program with the trellised 5-acre Zin block. This program includes spring suckering, leaf pulling, cane positioning, fruit thinning, and bull caning.Deficit irrigation was also employed, allowing the vines just enough water that they didn't begin to shut down. A wise man once said, "Stressed vines create complex wines.