What We’ve Been Drinking October 2016

Half way through November and we remembered we didn’t post our recap of last month! October was one busy month! For us, it involved a trip out to the coast to visit Sanctuary Vineyards. On our return trip, we made a quick stop at the NC State Fair and sampled a few wines from those who were out sampling for the public. It was a tasty month and we are already making progress on our November.

Check out our Instagram feed for a recap of our October selections.

Instagram post 17842827103160386 We're pouring wine today at @keycityantiques! Come see us! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

We're pouring wine today at @keycityantiques! Come see us! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17843301043136298 Day 2 @sanctuaryvineyards took us to the vineyard and the barrel room! It was a real treat to taste these wines and see where they grow!  Great stuff going on in Currituck County! Come check it out for yourself! You won't be disappointed! #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

Day 2 @sanctuaryvineyards took us to the vineyard and the barrel room! It was a real treat to taste these wines and see where they grow! Great stuff going on in Currituck County! Come check it out for yourself! You won't be disappointed! #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17843782978177600 Think that all #NCWine from Eastern NC is sweet? Think again! We made a visit to @sanctuaryvineyards to see what kind of dry wine they have to offer. Check out the write up on our blog to find out more! #ncwgoct2016

Think that all #NCWine from Eastern NC is sweet? Think again! We made a visit to @sanctuaryvineyards to see what kind of dry wine they have to offer. Check out the write up on our blog to find out more! #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17843736394174471 Tonight we're having the Chestnut Gap from @stpaulvineyard! This Bordeaux blend is very reminiscent of an old world wine. The nose is complex and unfurls new aromas with each sniff. It shows off crushed flower petals and tomato jam, yet also displays subtle earthy tones.  The flavors start off with the earthy notes, then move to a dried red fruit mid-palate. The finish has soft with delicate tannins. #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

Tonight we're having the Chestnut Gap from @stpaulvineyard! This Bordeaux blend is very reminiscent of an old world wine. The nose is complex and unfurls new aromas with each sniff. It shows off crushed flower petals and tomato jam, yet also displays subtle earthy tones. The flavors start off with the earthy notes, then move to a dried red fruit mid-palate. The finish has soft with delicate tannins. #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17864480347025212 Tonight were having the 2013 Rkatsiteli from @davestevineyards! This white wine is crisp yet incredibly full bodied. The nose is filled with lemons with a touch of honeydew or pineapple in the background. The flavors echo lemon on the front, then move into a fleshy mid-palate. The finish ends on lemon zest, but passes through a stony slate minerality. #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

Tonight were having the 2013 Rkatsiteli from @davestevineyards! This white wine is crisp yet incredibly full bodied. The nose is filled with lemons with a touch of honeydew or pineapple in the background. The flavors echo lemon on the front, then move into a fleshy mid-palate. The finish ends on lemon zest, but passes through a stony slate minerality. #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17854426042099215 Tonight we're enjoying the 2008 Chambourcin from Misty Creek Vineyards!  Tomato jam and baking spices on the nose with a palate of black cherry, black pepper and soft tannins make for a delightful weeknight treat! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

Tonight we're enjoying the 2008 Chambourcin from Misty Creek Vineyards! Tomato jam and baking spices on the nose with a palate of black cherry, black pepper and soft tannins make for a delightful weeknight treat! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17853529792088409 Tonight we're enjoying the 2011 Michael's Blend from @hanoverparkvineyard! It starts with an earthy nose with bold cherry notes that gently move to dried fruit flavors with soft tannins throughout. They're currently getting the next vintage ready to bottle, so go out and get a 2011 so you can compare! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

Tonight we're enjoying the 2011 Michael's Blend from @hanoverparkvineyard! It starts with an earthy nose with bold cherry notes that gently move to dried fruit flavors with soft tannins throughout. They're currently getting the next vintage ready to bottle, so go out and get a 2011 so you can compare! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17843371429186276 Tonight were having the 2014 Riesling from Dobbins Creek Vineyards! This vintage of heir bone dry Riesling is a little less acidic than last year's vintage. The nose is mellow with Granny Smith apples and a touch of honey. The flavors are bright with citrus peels that move to a creamed lemon mid-palate. The finish is rich with a mineral finale. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

Tonight were having the 2014 Riesling from Dobbins Creek Vineyards! This vintage of heir bone dry Riesling is a little less acidic than last year's vintage. The nose is mellow with Granny Smith apples and a touch of honey. The flavors are bright with citrus peels that move to a creamed lemon mid-palate. The finish is rich with a mineral finale. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17863217845049107 We had a great visit and can't wait to come back!  Thanks for all the hospitality! #NCWine #Repost @sanctuaryvineyards with @repostapp
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The Most Interesting Man in The Tasting Room (*patent pending) was excited to have a visit from Matt and Joe, the NC Wine Guys @ncwineguys . I've had my share of NC wines, but these gentlemen are taking it to a new level, and their blog and IG feed are worth following.  We tried some 2015/2016 barrel samples and hit up @bjs_carolinacafe for some BBQ to show them how it's done down east.  Thanks for the visit guys! #ncwines #ncwine #ncwineguys #elton #sanctuaryvineyards #gottobenc #currituck #ncwgoct2016

We had a great visit and can't wait to come back! Thanks for all the hospitality! #NCWine #Repost @sanctuaryvineyards with @repostapp ・・・ The Most Interesting Man in The Tasting Room (*patent pending) was excited to have a visit from Matt and Joe, the NC Wine Guys @ncwineguys . I've had my share of NC wines, but these gentlemen are taking it to a new level, and their blog and IG feed are worth following. We tried some 2015/2016 barrel samples and hit up @bjs_carolinacafe for some BBQ to show them how it's done down east. Thanks for the visit guys! #ncwines #ncwine #ncwineguys #elton #sanctuaryvineyards #gottobenc #currituck #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17853504130124585 After many detours due to closed roads, we finally made it to @sanctuaryvineyards this afternoon! It was so much fun, we plan to visit again tomorrow! Join us! #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

After many detours due to closed roads, we finally made it to @sanctuaryvineyards this afternoon! It was so much fun, we plan to visit again tomorrow! Join us! #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17842936147149993 Christmas in October?  Apparently so!  Look at all the goodies sent to us by our friends at @sanctuaryvineyards!  We can't wait to try these and let you know our thoughts! #NCWine #GotToBeNC #drinklocal #ncwgoct2016

Christmas in October? Apparently so! Look at all the goodies sent to us by our friends at @sanctuaryvineyards! We can't wait to try these and let you know our thoughts! #NCWine #GotToBeNC #drinklocal #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17863859737033958 Tonight we're enjoying the 2014 Chardonnay from Cellar 4201!  This barrel aged Chardonnay gives an oaky nose.  The palate is  buttery & oaky with hints of pear. It's a delightful way to celebrate #WineWednesday! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

Tonight we're enjoying the 2014 Chardonnay from Cellar 4201! This barrel aged Chardonnay gives an oaky nose. The palate is buttery & oaky with hints of pear. It's a delightful way to celebrate #WineWednesday! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17857594882071641 Tonight we're having the 2013 Rossa from @elkincreekvineyard This Bordeaux blend is a light and fruity choice for a nice fall evening. The nose is filled with fresh raspberries. The raspberries carry through to the flavor where it meets a mild vanilla flavor on the mid-palate. The finish is delicate with mild spices and fades away cleanly. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

Tonight we're having the 2013 Rossa from @elkincreekvineyard This Bordeaux blend is a light and fruity choice for a nice fall evening. The nose is filled with fresh raspberries. The raspberries carry through to the flavor where it meets a mild vanilla flavor on the mid-palate. The finish is delicate with mild spices and fades away cleanly. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17843147248140457 Tonight we're having the 2011 Two-Five-Nine Tannat from @shelton_vineyards! This dark red is full of warming vanilla and oak on the nose. The flavor is rich with dark red fruits with soft tannins on the finish. Always a tasty treat, this is one of the last bottles of the 2011 vintage. The 2012 is out now and has great potential! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

Tonight we're having the 2011 Two-Five-Nine Tannat from @shelton_vineyards! This dark red is full of warming vanilla and oak on the nose. The flavor is rich with dark red fruits with soft tannins on the finish. Always a tasty treat, this is one of the last bottles of the 2011 vintage. The 2012 is out now and has great potential! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17853505570104119 Tonight we're enjoying the 2015 Shipwreck from @sanctuaryvineyards! This light and energetic red has a nose filled with fresh raspberries and vanilla. The flavors are fruity at first, then turn to mild tannins and end on a clean note. #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

Tonight we're enjoying the 2015 Shipwreck from @sanctuaryvineyards! This light and energetic red has a nose filled with fresh raspberries and vanilla. The flavors are fruity at first, then turn to mild tannins and end on a clean note. #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17865328063041630 These cool October evenings are perfect for red wine! Tonight we're having the 2014 Harmony from @adagiovineyards! This blend of Merlot and Petit Verdot creates a full body red with plenty to offer. The nose is rich with plums and a hint of black cherry. The flavor starts off with dark purple fruits that move to a dried fruit mid-palate. It finishes with a touch of baking spice and ends on a clean note. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

These cool October evenings are perfect for red wine! Tonight we're having the 2014 Harmony from @adagiovineyards! This blend of Merlot and Petit Verdot creates a full body red with plenty to offer. The nose is rich with plums and a hint of black cherry. The flavor starts off with dark purple fruits that move to a dried fruit mid-palate. It finishes with a touch of baking spice and ends on a clean note. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17863108441051013 Tonight we're having the2014 Sangiovese Classico from @raffaldinivineyards! This medium-bodied red is a classic example of what a Sangiovese should be. The nose is big and red, showing tomato and roasted red pepper. The flavors start with a mild tart cherry then move to a dry leathery mid-palate. The finish is mild that briefly lingers and ends smoothly. #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

Tonight we're having the2014 Sangiovese Classico from @raffaldinivineyards! This medium-bodied red is a classic example of what a Sangiovese should be. The nose is big and red, showing tomato and roasted red pepper. The flavors start with a mild tart cherry then move to a dry leathery mid-palate. The finish is mild that briefly lingers and ends smoothly. #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17862717883025844 Tonight we're enjoying the 2013 Triomphe from Junius Lindsay Vineyard!  This blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Roussanne shows a nose of tomato jam with hints of leather. It's a bit earthy too. The palate is cherry with notes of blackberry and white pepper. This is an easy drinking wine!  #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

Tonight we're enjoying the 2013 Triomphe from Junius Lindsay Vineyard! This blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Roussanne shows a nose of tomato jam with hints of leather. It's a bit earthy too. The palate is cherry with notes of blackberry and white pepper. This is an easy drinking wine! #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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Instagram post 17854698265100081 Tonight we're having the 2015 Rosato from @piccionevineyards! This rosé of Montepulciano is incredibly deep in color. The nose is soft with subtle cherry and and a bit of vanilla. The flavors are intense with bright strawberry and a delicate spice on the finish. #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016

Tonight we're having the 2015 Rosato from @piccionevineyards! This rosé of Montepulciano is incredibly deep in color. The nose is soft with subtle cherry and and a bit of vanilla. The flavors are intense with bright strawberry and a delicate spice on the finish. #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgoct2016 ...

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