Red

2007 Charles Smith Merlot The Velvet Devil

Merlot

  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
Drink between 2008 - 2012
CT86 41 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 30

  • Reblin wrote: (87 points)

    August 17, 2012 - Still perfectly drinkable. A great value that has held up well.

  • Colia wrote: (86 points)

    February 27, 2011 - The tannins are present, but soft and round. There is chocolate and blueberry. But it is out of joint, and a lot of manipulation is sticking out and making itself conspicuous.

  • ecola wrote: (82 points)

    February 3, 2011 - Aromas of pencil shavings and plum. Similar flavors on the palate with a smokey aspect. Very dry on the palate which I like, but body is a bit thin and the finish falls short. ($12)

  • BackroadsPDX wrote: (88 points)

    February 3, 2011 - Gorgeous deep violet color. A nose that needs a little warmth to unlock. Once it's there it has plenty of dark cherries and oak. Good taste and balance but a little light on anything other than fruit. Finishes quick. Good QPR.

  • shadow wrote: (88 points)

    December 28, 2010 - slightly tart tanin, dry but with a sweet grape finish, decent QPR

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Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    4/26/2009 (link) ** points

    (Charles Smith Wines The Velvet Devil Merlot Washington State) Loaded with oak aromas, notably vanilla and spice. Silky, oak dominated flavors. Simple but enjoyable. A lot of fruit but the oak gets in the way. Fruit is 44% Milbrandt Vineyards (Wahluke Slope), 36% Alder Ridge (Horse Heaven Hills), 20% Yakima Valley. 13.8% alcohol. Purchased from Pete’s Bellevue for $13.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Charles Smith
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation The Velvet Devil
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 28 (17%)
  • Consumed 138 (83%)

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