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SIERRA FOOTHILLS AVA, CALIFORNIA
Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Translucent ruby red
ALC. BY VOL.:
Zesty, juicy, wild, untamed.
What drew us to this wine is its purity - unquestionably true to its mountain origins. The California gold country is studded with majestic pines, crystal clear mountain lakes and fresh, crisp mountain air - qualities transmitted to the grapes that grow there. Nightfall Zinfandel will warm a chilled body on a cold winter's day, yet quench the thirsts at an outdoor barbecue on the hottest summer day.
A longtime producer of fine Zinfandel in California, the winemaker for Nightfall is a close friend and respected colleague. We worked together to search all the great Zinfandel growing regions until we honed in on the Sierra Foothills. Nightfall is sourced from some of the appellation’s most prestigious vineyards, where locals live life to the fullest and grow Zinfandel wines expressing a bold vitality and brash personality.
CALIFORNIA'S PROUD HEIRLOOM:
The Sierra Foothills region has always attracted adventurous souls, independent and self-sufficient. Unsurprising, then, that it is here that some of the first vineyard plantings took place, with many of the original plantings dedicated to the state's heritage grape variety, Zinfandel.
The virgin soils, hot, sunny days and chilly nights provide something unique and vital to Zinfandel – plenty of the sustenance needed to ripen the grapes fully yet retain lively acidity and zesty pepperiness. Zinfandel is truly the signature grape that embodies the spirit of California’s winemaking pioneers, and worthy of a place in the pantheon of the world’s most regionally expressive varieties.