Charles Smith

The Velvet Devil Washington State Merlot

8.434 ratings
-no 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
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8.9

Reliable fruity body, very slight hint of char, medium body with balanced acidity.

Reliable fruity body, very slight hint of char, medium body with balanced acidity.

Dec 15th, 2020
Dan Bockhorst

Value Merlot that is easy drinking fruit forward not much in the middle and a clean finish.

Value Merlot that is easy drinking fruit forward not much in the middle and a clean finish.

Oct 25th, 2020
Tib Lala

Some acidity, barely any tannins, hint of sweetness

Some acidity, barely any tannins, hint of sweetness

Aug 1st, 2020
Brenda Chance

Recommended by Tasting Notes. It’s not a good drinker. A little funky on the nose (like sarsaparilla) and rather flat. But paired with cut cold meats and cheeses, it comes alive with berry, sometimes even cocoa. We even had a little with a chocolate olive oil cake and it was a lovely pairing.

Recommended by Tasting Notes. It’s not a good drinker. A little funky on the nose (like sarsaparilla) and rather flat. But paired with cut cold meats and cheeses, it comes alive with berry, sometimes even cocoa. We even had a little with a chocolate olive oil cake and it was a lovely pairing.

Jul 26th, 2020
JFP
8.4

Ok but not great. Not buying another

Ok but not great. Not buying another

Jul 9th, 2020
TwiLea Fletcher

You asked him three times .... looks like he’s also buying lunch.
Walking around the lake, my ass.

You asked him three times .... looks like he’s also buying lunch.
Walking around the lake, my ass.

Jul 8th, 2020
Rebekah V

Smooth, rich

Smooth, rich

Jun 7th, 2020
Ron
8.8

Not bad

Not bad

May 31st, 2020
Christopher Thomas

flat. almost fermented taste

flat. almost fermented taste

May 15th, 2020
Rick Borgo

Didn’t love this.

Didn’t love this.

May 8th, 2020