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Charles Smith Merlot Columbia Valley the Velvet Devil 2007

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If velvet had a flavor this would be it. Bittersweet chocolate, dark Italian cherries. Sweet rose petals with a firm, satiny finish. Pure Washington Merlot.

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Charles Smith:
First there was K Vintners, then the Magnificent Wine Company and now winemaker Charles Smith brings you his latest revelation. Charles Smith Wines: The Modernist Project is a response to how people generally consume wine today, that is immediately…as in immediately after being purchased at a market, restaurant or bar, to be drunk straight away. Wine in this category is typically ether simple, ... Read more
First there was K Vintners, then the Magnificent Wine Company and now winemaker Charles Smith brings you his latest revelation. Charles Smith Wines: The Modernist Project is a response to how people generally consume wine today, that is immediately…as in immediately after being purchased at a market, restaurant or bar, to be drunk straight away. Wine in this category is typically ether simple, or is a wine that would be much better a few years down the road. ‘Modernist Project’ wines are about putting as much into the bottle as possible. The intent is to create wines to be enjoyed now, but with typicity with regards to variety—that is merlot that tastes like merlot—and to the vineyard—wine that tastes like where it was grown. The wines are full of flavor, balanced, and true to their place of origin. Owner-winemaker Charles Smith with his big hair, kick ass attitude and bold packaging arrived in the Walla Walla Valley following eleven years in Scandinavia managing rock bands. Originally hailing from northern California, he has been involved with wine personally and professionally his entire life. Read less

Member Reviews for Charles Smith Merlot Columbia Valley the Velvet Devil

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Snooth User: reneeannbutler
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 03/25/2013

Loved this wine! Drank a whole bottle over the course of an evening.. Very smooth!


Snooth User: JRHE
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 06/28/2013

Great merlot for the money, very smooth


Snooth User: Tsuyoshi Mori
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 12/14/2013

@Kintan 2013/12/14


3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 03/10/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: MrRiesling
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/17/2010

Floral on the nose. Interesting flavor profile on the palate. Excellent Merlot. 90 pts.


Snooth User: cwhittington
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/05/2011

This was fabulous with Mexican-style chipotle chocolate. Description from distributor: Charles Smith, the wine maker of this haunting 15,000 case production Merlot, has made an incredibly voluptuous, robust and balanced expression of this noble variety. It has a deep garnet color and an intensely concentrated nose of black cherry, blackberry essence, wild game and freshly ground black pepper. On the palate, it is full-bodied and velvety, wtih fine-grained tannins and an extremely long finish.


Snooth User: brittahawkins
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/18/2011

I love this! its great! It is very fruity, but not overly sweet. Starts out fruity, and then has a little dryness at the very end. Definatly refreshing. I think its my new favorite! I love the Velvet Devil.


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External Reviews for Charles Smith Merlot Columbia Valley the Velvet Devil

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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 08/26/2015

Classic Merlot aromas of dark cherries, cedar, pipe tobacco. Anise, stone and cherry blossoms. Yeah, believe it! Super smooth....a true Velvet Devil. - Charles Smith Alcohol: 13.5% Total Acid: 4.6g/L pH: 3.91


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 05/01/2014

Classic Merlot aromas of dark cherries, cedar, pipe tobacco. Anise, stone and cherry blossoms. Yeah, believe it! Super smooth....a true Velvet Devil. - Charles SmithAlcohol: 13.5%Total Acid: 4.6g/LpH: 3.91


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/23/2013

Classic Merlot aromas of dark cherries, cedar, pipe tobacco. Anise, stone and cherry blossoms. Yeah, believe it! Super smooth....a true Velvet Devil. - Charles Smith


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 05/01/2014

Classic Merlot aromas of dark cherries, cedar, pipe tobacco. Anise, stone and cherry blossoms. Yeah, believe it! Super smooth....a true Velvet Devil. - Charles Smith ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/27/2012

PURE VELVET! Milk chocolate, wild blackberry, baking spice, rose oil...beautifully perfumed Washington in a glass....Velvet Devil? HELL YEAH!


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 05/20/2011

Charles Smith Wines The Velvet Devil Merlot Columbia Valley 2009 750ML


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 03/20/2011

PURE VELVET. Milk chocolate, wild blackberry, baking spice,rose oil...beautifully perfumed Washington in a glass....Velvet Devil? HELL YEAH. -Charles Smith



If velvet had a flavor this would be it. Bittersweet chocolate, dark Italian cherries. Sweet rose petals with a firm, satiny finish. Pure Washington Merlot.

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