What We’ve Been Drinking: July 2016

Another late posting, but we’ve been busy during the month of August! July was another hot month, but we found some great wines to keep us cool. We also made our way to another new winery in July! Roaring River Vineyards opened its doors in mid July so we couldn’t resist making a visit.   It was so peaceful and serene we didn’t want to leave!  We made a few other winery trips during the month and picked up another set of Riedel glasses during a special tasting event at Hanover Park.  It was a great way to beat the heat of summer!

Check out our Instagram for a recap of what we had during the month of July:

Instagram post 17849099464096454 We had a great visit at @childresswines!  Thanks to Julia and Sherry for taking care of us!  Thanks to Olga for the exceptional service at our tasting!  We'll see you soon!  Cheers!  #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

We had a great visit at @childresswines! Thanks to Julia and Sherry for taking care of us! Thanks to Olga for the exceptional service at our tasting! We'll see you soon! Cheers! #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17850108622077934 Tonight we're having the 2014 Cabernet Franc from @silverforkwinery! A medium bodied red, the nose offers dark red raspberries with a hint of cedar. The flavors are mellow with a fruity mid-palate that fades to a toasty finish. #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

Tonight we're having the 2014 Cabernet Franc from @silverforkwinery! A medium bodied red, the nose offers dark red raspberries with a hint of cedar. The flavors are mellow with a fruity mid-palate that fades to a toasty finish. #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17850459382113553 It's a beautiful day in wine country! The view at @raffaldinivineyards is hard to beat! #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

It's a beautiful day in wine country! The view at @raffaldinivineyards is hard to beat! #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17859593647005219 Tonight we're having the 2011 Petit Verdot from @shelton_vineyards! This wine is deep in color and flavors, yet isn't too heavy to enjoy on a hot summer day. The nose is full of vanilla with a touch of spice. The flavors are fruit forward with a toasty finish. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

Tonight we're having the 2011 Petit Verdot from @shelton_vineyards! This wine is deep in color and flavors, yet isn't too heavy to enjoy on a hot summer day. The nose is full of vanilla with a touch of spice. The flavors are fruit forward with a toasty finish. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17859031459010969 Tonight we're having the 2012 Ring of Fire from @mcritchiewinery! This distinctive red blend of Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Sangiovese creates a wine that is bold, even and full of flavors. A nose of black fruits moves to a dried fruit flavor when you sip it. The finish is dry with a touch of cocoa and tobacco. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

Tonight we're having the 2012 Ring of Fire from @mcritchiewinery! This distinctive red blend of Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Sangiovese creates a wine that is bold, even and full of flavors. A nose of black fruits moves to a dried fruit flavor when you sip it. The finish is dry with a touch of cocoa and tobacco. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17849706856092070 Tonight we're having the 2014 Petit Manseng from @jonesvondrehle! The nose is intense showing lemons, honey, pears and fresh cut melon. The flavors are bright and cheery, starting with lemon before it moves into an intense tropical creamy mid-palate. The finish is long and lingering with dried herbs and coconut. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

Tonight we're having the 2014 Petit Manseng from @jonesvondrehle! The nose is intense showing lemons, honey, pears and fresh cut melon. The flavors are bright and cheery, starting with lemon before it moves into an intense tropical creamy mid-palate. The finish is long and lingering with dried herbs and coconut. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17849796904119960 Let's play with glasses and @hanoverparkvineyard wine! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

Let's play with glasses and @hanoverparkvineyard wine! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17859027988015281 Tonight we're enjoying the 2015 Vermentino Superiore from @raffaldinivineyards!  The smell of preserved lemons greets you on the nose. The palate gives you mild acidity with hints of sage and a lemony finish. It's a delightful accompaniment to a creamy, garlicky pasta dish! #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

Tonight we're enjoying the 2015 Vermentino Superiore from @raffaldinivineyards! The smell of preserved lemons greets you on the nose. The palate gives you mild acidity with hints of sage and a lemony finish. It's a delightful accompaniment to a creamy, garlicky pasta dish! #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17858591740003478 Tonight we're enjoying the 2014 Viognier from @jonesvondrehle!  A nose of apple and pear with hints of coconut and vanilla invite you to take a sip. The palate delights with apple and hints of citrus peel and mineral undertones. It's well balanced and crisp!  A great wine for Monday evening!  #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

Tonight we're enjoying the 2014 Viognier from @jonesvondrehle! A nose of apple and pear with hints of coconut and vanilla invite you to take a sip. The palate delights with apple and hints of citrus peel and mineral undertones. It's well balanced and crisp! A great wine for Monday evening! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17858599780032444 It's a perfect day for Special Delivery Rosé from Junius Lindsay Vineyard!  Simply one of the best #NCWine Rosés around!  #YadkinValley #ncwgjuly2016

It's a perfect day for Special Delivery Rosé from Junius Lindsay Vineyard! Simply one of the best #NCWine Rosés around! #YadkinValley #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17849205367108415 Tonight we're enjoying the 2014 Viognier from @hanoverparkvineyard!  Tropical notes of pineapple along with candied pear make for marvelous nose.  The palate is creamy tropical goodness with pineapple shining through along with hints of pear. This wine IS art!  #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

Tonight we're enjoying the 2014 Viognier from @hanoverparkvineyard! Tropical notes of pineapple along with candied pear make for marvelous nose. The palate is creamy tropical goodness with pineapple shining through along with hints of pear. This wine IS art! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17857706986008919 Tonight we're having the 2013 Montepulciano from @piccionevineyards! This dark and earthy red has a brilliant nose of purple flowers and touch of sugar plums. The flavors are bold, starting off with delicate blueberries that quickly moves to a tart cherry vanilla mid-palate. The finish is long and drawn out with soft tannins and a hint of toasted oak. #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

Tonight we're having the 2013 Montepulciano from @piccionevineyards! This dark and earthy red has a brilliant nose of purple flowers and touch of sugar plums. The flavors are bold, starting off with delicate blueberries that quickly moves to a tart cherry vanilla mid-palate. The finish is long and drawn out with soft tannins and a hint of toasted oak. #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17858316886011272 Happy Independence Day everyone!  We hope you're celebrating with a bottle of NC Wine!  We are!  Tonight it's the dry Rosé of Merlot from @parkerbinnsvineyardandwinery!  A nose of strawberries and watermelon leads to a palate of tart watermelon. This wine is crisp with balanced acidity!  It's perfect for a hot, humid day! #NCWine #4thofJuly #DrinkLocal #ncwgjuly2016

Happy Independence Day everyone! We hope you're celebrating with a bottle of NC Wine! We are! Tonight it's the dry Rosé of Merlot from @parkerbinnsvineyardandwinery! A nose of strawberries and watermelon leads to a palate of tart watermelon. This wine is crisp with balanced acidity! It's perfect for a hot, humid day! #NCWine #4thofJuly #DrinkLocal #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17849144803107354 Tonight we're having the 2014 Barrel Chardonnay from @laurelgrayvineyards! This big and bold Chardonnay has a blast of toasty vanilla on the nose, with a rich butterscotch in the background. The flavors are just as full, playing up the rich buttery vanilla, ending with a toasted caramel finish. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

Tonight we're having the 2014 Barrel Chardonnay from @laurelgrayvineyards! This big and bold Chardonnay has a blast of toasty vanilla on the nose, with a rich butterscotch in the background. The flavors are just as full, playing up the rich buttery vanilla, ending with a toasted caramel finish. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17848868602081311 Our final stop today was to see Barry, Kathy & Marge at Misty Creek Vineyards!  Always a treat! #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

Our final stop today was to see Barry, Kathy & Marge at Misty Creek Vineyards! Always a treat! #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17848881757087355 Our third stop earlier today was @raylenvineyards!  Thanks to Erin for our great tasting. The new Eagle's Select is superb! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

Our third stop earlier today was @raylenvineyards! Thanks to Erin for our great tasting. The new Eagle's Select is superb! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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Instagram post 17859387997036312 Tonight we're enjoying the 2013 Bella Misto from @raffaldinivineyards! This red blend is full bodied yet easy going. Toast and fresh red fruit is present on the nose. The flavors play up black cherries and vanilla with a hint of cedar on the finish. #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016

Tonight we're enjoying the 2013 Bella Misto from @raffaldinivineyards! This red blend is full bodied yet easy going. Toast and fresh red fruit is present on the nose. The flavors play up black cherries and vanilla with a hint of cedar on the finish. #NCWine #ncwgjuly2016 ...

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