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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

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Snooth User: PonyWarrior
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5.00 5
01/22/2010

Velvet: Unbelievably smooth. Devil: How you'll feel after you try it. This is one of the top choices for a lot of different palates. The nose is earth, iodine and red plums. The mouthfeel is full and the taste is 'caramel'. Great choice to serve at a party.

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Snooth User: virgolady1970
6712815
5.00 5
03/23/2011

This is the best Merlot that I have ever had! It seems more full bodied that most. Easy, smooth & delicious! I LOVE IT!


Snooth User: Cheese and Grapes
201091439
1.00 5
09/25/2009

Strong, overbearing, bitter taste.


Snooth User: omark
250710129
1.50 5
04/08/2010

This wine is frankly terrible. It has a really dirty unpleasant nose and on the pallet it is just barely drinkable.. I was very disappointed as this winemaker is supposed to be a good one. Its one step above pouring down the toilet. Don't waste your money on this swill.


Snooth User: Honeybtini
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0.00 5
01/10/2011

plum notes with a light smoky, pepper. Smooth, even velvety. I hadn't thought caramel, before reading another review, but I think that is right. Delish. It was a beautiful choice for a party, to sip. Then I paired it with an exceptionally spicy Masoor Dal, incredible contrast


Snooth User: paulbrown
6407416
4.00 5
11/26/2010

Great wine for the money, better than some merlot at triple the price.


Snooth User: TedSar
2498774
5.00 5
09/06/2009

This is a very smooth Merlot. Wonderful with steak or pizza.


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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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