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Charles Smith Merlot Columbia Valley the Velvet Devil 2009

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

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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: MrRiesling
2015421,341
4.00 5
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
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
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.


Snooth User: wineher00
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4.00 5
11/10/2011

We sell this wine at our Exclusive Wine Boutique for $12.60 Wine Her Dine Her 5410 Almeda Rd. Houston, Tx. 77004 www.wineherdineher.com (We ship by case)

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Snooth User: bruth87
68575816
4.00 5
12/20/2010

Light coriander and young lemon zest on the nose, Lingonberry and black cherry on the palate with very little alcohol. This wine would go absolutely perfect with anything, but should only be enjoyed with a meal only because of the smooth bittersweet finish; it wouldn not take away from the meal like some of the other varietals of Merlot, which leave a more chalk-like finish on the palate. 88 points, only because it needs a few more years.


Snooth User: bacflynn
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4.50 5
05/16/2013

Very smooth. EDF says "very smooth; almost like Cakebread."


Snooth User: tayriley
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5.00 5
06/19/2011

light and airy, goes down extremely smooth. i usually drink heavier wines like cabernet or pinot noir, but this is a new favourite. who knew washington state could make wine this delicious?


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11/27/2012

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


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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


External Review
05/20/2011

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



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

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