Buona Notte Andiamo Merlot
Buona Notte is very much a family endeavor. The team consists of Winemaker Graham Markel, and his parents Jeff & Peggy. The later being responsible for the culinary and vinous inspiration for their son to enter the gastronomic world. Graham was schooled in the winemaking process at Antica Terra winery in Oregon under owner Maggie Harrison and at Hiyu Wine Farm under Master Sommelier and winemaker Nate Ready. Andiamo is 100% Merlot, the grapes come from a steeply sloped Hillside Vineyard on the backside of The Dalles, Oregon. The deep alluvial soil lends itself to the fruit and dust of the wine. The wine is well balanced with a fresh acidity that makes ready to drink. The wine was aged for 7 months in barrel and then blended together right before bottling. Goes well with thickly sliced cured meats possibly during a spring picnic or summer dinner party with good friends.