Charles Smith

The Velvet Devil Washington State Merlot

8.61347 ratings
8.543 pro ratings
Washington, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2013 / Good ripened, very harmonious with veal / At restaurant ONE Roermond

Vintage 2013 / Good ripened, very harmonious with veal / At restaurant ONE Roermond

May 4th, 2019
Matthew Gray

Meh. Not a bad price. After a bit of time, I get the velvet... However, the mid palate is flat. You devil!

Meh. Not a bad price. After a bit of time, I get the velvet... However, the mid palate is flat. You devil!

8 people found it helpfulMay 6th, 2014
Heidi Harrison

For $10 on sale, you can't beat the blackberry, cocoa powder, earth, roses, eucalyptus, thyme, licorice, funk of this midweek quaffer. It's delicious #merlot

For $10 on sale, you can't beat the blackberry, cocoa powder, earth, roses, eucalyptus, thyme, licorice, funk of this midweek quaffer. It's delicious #merlot

5 people found it helpfulSep 29th, 2016
Brian Ager

This Washington Merlot is much different (and better in my opinion) than your typical budget California Merlot. Red plum, currant with cedar and a hint of pencil lead. It is a bit thin and hot on the finish, but overall still an interesting and tasty Merlot! ($9) [10/5/2016]

This Washington Merlot is much different (and better in my opinion) than your typical budget California Merlot. Red plum, currant with cedar and a hint of pencil lead. It is a bit thin and hot on the finish, but overall still an interesting and tasty Merlot! ($9) [10/5/2016]

2 people found it helpfulJul 7th, 2016
Kate Shaw

Decent merlot. No wow factor and kind of one note. But okay for under or around $10.

Decent merlot. No wow factor and kind of one note. But okay for under or around $10.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 2nd, 2014
Adam Tong

Less than impressed with this one. "Merlot flavored water"

Less than impressed with this one. "Merlot flavored water"

2 people found it helpfulSep 21st, 2013
Rubén León

Silky merlot. Story behind this wine is as smooth as Charles Smith, and it definitely gets you interested right away. Had a blast the night we tried it. Would recommend for beginners palates.

Silky merlot. Story behind this wine is as smooth as Charles Smith, and it definitely gets you interested right away. Had a blast the night we tried it. Would recommend for beginners palates.

1 person found it helpfulApr 20th, 2019
Brian Ager

Begins with aromas of cedar and blackberry along with a certain herbal spicyness. The pallate, true to name, comes across quite velvety with flavors of juicy plum, blackberry, and hints of sage and cream. Definitely a step above the 2014 vintage I tasted previously. Overall an extremely well balanced and an easy to enjoy Washington Merlot! ($9) [1/26/18]

Begins with aromas of cedar and blackberry along with a certain herbal spicyness. The pallate, true to name, comes across quite velvety with flavors of juicy plum, blackberry, and hints of sage and cream. Definitely a step above the 2014 vintage I tasted previously. Overall an extremely well balanced and an easy to enjoy Washington Merlot! ($9) [1/26/18]

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2018
Rebecca Fletcher

Ruby color. Red ripe berries, cranberry, coconut, violet, mocha, sweet tobacco, thyme and tea. M- acid, m tannin and finish. Red cherry, plum and sweet tobacco. Lean. Great price point.

Ruby color. Red ripe berries, cranberry, coconut, violet, mocha, sweet tobacco, thyme and tea. M- acid, m tannin and finish. Red cherry, plum and sweet tobacco. Lean. Great price point.

1 person found it helpfulJan 14th, 2016
Zack Klug

Not much to drink at our local wine shop out here... At this price it's golden

Not much to drink at our local wine shop out here... At this price it's golden

Jun 15th, 2017