Charles Smith

The Velvet Devil Washington State Merlot

8.4163 ratings
8.82 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
Tracy Hall

Nice BTG wine

Nice BTG wine

Mar 4th, 2017
Ricardo Cabral

Low acidity, black cherry notes, not too complex wine. Great cost benefit.

Low acidity, black cherry notes, not too complex wine. Great cost benefit.

Jun 13th, 2020
Michael Brown

A bit rustic with strong tannins.

A bit rustic with strong tannins.

Nov 14th, 2019
Allison Healy

Flat and kind of bland, but good price

Flat and kind of bland, but good price

Aug 13th, 2019
Sarah English

Easy to drink, simple, no crazy notes. Pretty good for on sale bottle.

Easy to drink, simple, no crazy notes. Pretty good for on sale bottle.

Mar 22nd, 2019
Jack Hambly

Maybe it skunked or was turning to vinegar, but all I tasted was dirt.

Maybe it skunked or was turning to vinegar, but all I tasted was dirt.

Mar 16th, 2019
Betsy Gast

Blackberries, cocoa, and a hint of pencil lead

Blackberries, cocoa, and a hint of pencil lead

Nov 25th, 2018
Brian J.

Those that are poo pooing this wine need to realize it’s not meant to be multi dimensional, super layered, velvet gold, it’s $10 for Christ sake! Rate the wine w/ price in context as it’s not a bad value wine and more importantly, you can find it at most national grocery stores...dry, grippy tannins, decent body for a merlot...yes it’s not incredibly interesting but we can’t all have Caymus special select every night!! (if you can, please share 😂 )

Those that are poo pooing this wine need to realize it’s not meant to be multi dimensional, super layered, velvet gold, it’s $10 for Christ sake! Rate the wine w/ price in context as it’s not a bad value wine and more importantly, you can find it at most national grocery stores...dry, grippy tannins, decent body for a merlot...yes it’s not incredibly interesting but we can’t all have Caymus special select every night!! (if you can, please share 😂 )

Aug 27th, 2018
Susan Weakley

Smooth and mellow.

Smooth and mellow.

Aug 6th, 2018
Mary He

Woooah real rough out of the bottle but settles down to velvet soon enough. Violets, chocolate, blackberry.

Woooah real rough out of the bottle but settles down to velvet soon enough. Violets, chocolate, blackberry.

Jul 8th, 2018