What We’ve Been Drinking: February 2016

Another month has come and gone. Even though we got a late start to the month, we still ended up with 11 North Carolina wines! This February marked the first time we participated in Open That Bottle Night! We also had the opportunity to pour three wines for Hanover Park at the Shoppes at Home, Heart and Soul.

We look forward to March and hope it brings with it more NC Wine. Click on the pictures below for more details on our month in wine.

Instagram post 17853890638057216 And we're back! Tonight's wine is the 2010 Red Barn Blend from @grassycreekwinery! This blend of Merlot, Syrah, and Sangiovese is bold and rich. The nose is earthy with a touch of tomato jam lingering in the background. The flavor starts out with a bright cherry. It quickly changes to a caramelized sugar and toasty mid-palate. The finish returns to earthy tones as it slowly fades away. #NCWine #YadkinValley #ncwgfeb16

And we're back! Tonight's wine is the 2010 Red Barn Blend from @grassycreekwinery! This blend of Merlot, Syrah, and Sangiovese is bold and rich. The nose is earthy with a touch of tomato jam lingering in the background. The flavor starts out with a bright cherry. It quickly changes to a caramelized sugar and toasty mid-palate. The finish returns to earthy tones as it slowly fades away. #NCWine #YadkinValley #ncwgfeb16 ...

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Instagram post 17844558601108186 Tonight we're having the 2013 Sangiovese Riserva from @raffaldinivineyards! Dark red fruits fill the nose, leaning toward black cherries and plums. The flavors are full and complex. Rich cherries give way to a slightly cedar mid-palate. Vanilla appears in the finish and ends on a light chalky note. #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #NationalDrinkWineDay #ncwgfeb16

Tonight we're having the 2013 Sangiovese Riserva from @raffaldinivineyards! Dark red fruits fill the nose, leaning toward black cherries and plums. The flavors are full and complex. Rich cherries give way to a slightly cedar mid-palate. Vanilla appears in the finish and ends on a light chalky note. #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #NationalDrinkWineDay #ncwgfeb16 ...

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Instagram post 17855155018006230 Tonight we're having the 2008 Chambourcin from Misty Creek Vineyards! A light to medium bodied red with a complex nose of sugared plums and warm Christmas cookies. The flavors start off with cordial cherries and move quickly into a deep fruity mid-palate. The finish has a warming clove flavor and fades away softly. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16

Tonight we're having the 2008 Chambourcin from Misty Creek Vineyards! A light to medium bodied red with a complex nose of sugared plums and warm Christmas cookies. The flavors start off with cordial cherries and move quickly into a deep fruity mid-palate. The finish has a warming clove flavor and fades away softly. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16 ...

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Instagram post 17844633064090639 If you're in the Cornelius area today, stop on by @homeheartsoul where Matt is pouring three wines from @hanoverparkvineyard! #NCWine #DrinkLocal #ShopLocal #ncwgfeb16

If you're in the Cornelius area today, stop on by @homeheartsoul where Matt is pouring three wines from @hanoverparkvineyard! #NCWine #DrinkLocal #ShopLocal #ncwgfeb16 ...

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Instagram post 17844505438121103 Tonight we're having the 2012 Mourvèdre from @hanoverparkvineyard! It's not one of the wines we were pouring today, so we decided to open one back at the house. The earthy profile of this wine is well balanced with bright red fruits and a soft tannic finish. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16

Tonight we're having the 2012 Mourvèdre from @hanoverparkvineyard! It's not one of the wines we were pouring today, so we decided to open one back at the house. The earthy profile of this wine is well balanced with bright red fruits and a soft tannic finish. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16 ...

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Instagram post 17844628486085114 Tonight it's the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc from @shelton_vineyards! This bright and summery white has a great zippy profile. The nose hints at fresh orange peel with a delicate floral undertone. The flavor is vibrant with citrus highlight. The mid-palate is slightly creamy with a nice mineral finish. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16

Tonight it's the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc from @shelton_vineyards! This bright and summery white has a great zippy profile. The nose hints at fresh orange peel with a delicate floral undertone. The flavor is vibrant with citrus highlight. The mid-palate is slightly creamy with a nice mineral finish. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16 ...

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Instagram post 17847577321065866 From @jonesvondrehle it's the 2014 Tempranillo! A racy red, the nose is full of macerated cherries with a hint of clove. A light cedar note comes through right at the first sip then moves quickly into brûléed balsamic raspberries. The finish has a good amount of oak and sits around for a while before fading out. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16

From @jonesvondrehle it's the 2014 Tempranillo! A racy red, the nose is full of macerated cherries with a hint of clove. A light cedar note comes through right at the first sip then moves quickly into brûléed balsamic raspberries. The finish has a good amount of oak and sits around for a while before fading out. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16 ...

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Instagram post 17844653992126885 Tonight we're having the 2012 Triomphe from Junius Lindsay Vineyard! This blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Roussanne is complex and and full of character. The nose is filled with deeply ripened strawberries with a subtle note of tar in the background. The flavors unfold sip after sip. It starts with a burst of cranberry, then moves into a lightly floral and pepper spice mid-palate. The finish lingers on with soft tannins and a light toasty finale. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16

Tonight we're having the 2012 Triomphe from Junius Lindsay Vineyard! This blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Roussanne is complex and and full of character. The nose is filled with deeply ripened strawberries with a subtle note of tar in the background. The flavors unfold sip after sip. It starts with a burst of cranberry, then moves into a lightly floral and pepper spice mid-palate. The finish lingers on with soft tannins and a light toasty finale. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16 ...

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Instagram post 17844722767122315 From @shelton_vineyards we have the 2011 Tannat! This bold red wine is a great pairing for the stormy weather we're having today. The nose is full of black plum skins and oaky vanilla. The flavors are big and plentiful starting with black cherries that move into a toasty mid-palate. Vanilla and oak make a return in the finish and fade away with medium tannin finale. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16

From @shelton_vineyards we have the 2011 Tannat! This bold red wine is a great pairing for the stormy weather we're having today. The nose is full of black plum skins and oaky vanilla. The flavors are big and plentiful starting with black cherries that move into a toasty mid-palate. Vanilla and oak make a return in the finish and fade away with medium tannin finale. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16 ...

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Instagram post 17844701344080301 Tonight it's the 2013 Norton from SilkHope Winery! A lesser know wine, it grows well here in NC and can hold up to the likes of heavy cabs and Zinfandels. The nose is a bit earthy; slightly woody with hints of raw cinnamon and blueberry skins. The flavors are big and bold, highlighting fresh tar and pepper, blackened fruits, and a mellow warming spice on the finish. #HawRiverValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16

Tonight it's the 2013 Norton from SilkHope Winery! A lesser know wine, it grows well here in NC and can hold up to the likes of heavy cabs and Zinfandels. The nose is a bit earthy; slightly woody with hints of raw cinnamon and blueberry skins. The flavors are big and bold, highlighting fresh tar and pepper, blackened fruits, and a mellow warming spice on the finish. #HawRiverValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16 ...

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Instagram post 17853552475060730 To celebrate #OpenThatBottleNight, we're having the 2008 Barrel Select Malbec from @childresswines! A lot of dried fruits and subtle hints of vanilla dance throughout this wine.  #NCWine #OTBN #ncwgfeb16

Read a full review on our blog:
http://ncwineguys.com/index.php/childress-malbec-open-bottle-night-2016/

To celebrate #OpenThatBottleNight, we're having the 2008 Barrel Select Malbec from @childresswines! A lot of dried fruits and subtle hints of vanilla dance throughout this wine. #NCWine #OTBN #ncwgfeb16 Read a full review on our blog: http://ncwineguys.com/index.php/childress-malbec-open-bottle-night-2016/ ...

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Instagram post 17845489147079797 Tonight we're enjoying the 211 Chambourcin from Flint Hill Vineyards! A satisfying red wine, it is medium bodied and full of flavor. The nose is fairly dark with subtle notes of smokey strawberries. The flavors are mellow and smooth with a toasty finish. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16

Tonight we're enjoying the 211 Chambourcin from Flint Hill Vineyards! A satisfying red wine, it is medium bodied and full of flavor. The nose is fairly dark with subtle notes of smokey strawberries. The flavors are mellow and smooth with a toasty finish. #YadkinValley #NCWine #ncwgfeb16 ...

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Instagram post 17849136874069842 Repost from @ncwineguys using @RepostRegramApp - Tonight we're revisiting the 2013 Sangiovese Riserva from @raffaldinivineyards! Dark red fruits fill the nose, leaning toward black cherries and plums. The flavors are full and complex. Rich cherries give way to a slightly cedar mid-palate. Vanilla appears in the finish and ends on a light chalky note. #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #NationalDrinkWineDay #ncwgfeb16 #ncwgmarch16

Repost from @ncwineguys using @RepostRegramApp - Tonight we're revisiting the 2013 Sangiovese Riserva from @raffaldinivineyards! Dark red fruits fill the nose, leaning toward black cherries and plums. The flavors are full and complex. Rich cherries give way to a slightly cedar mid-palate. Vanilla appears in the finish and ends on a light chalky note. #SwanCreek #YadkinValley #NCWine #NationalDrinkWineDay #ncwgfeb16 #ncwgmarch16 ...

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