2010 Charles Smith Merlot The Velvet Devil


  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
Drink 2013
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • wrote: (90 points)

    November 1, 2013 - Quite good.

  • Arthur4wine Likes this wine: (88 points)

    June 23, 2013 - Served this wine with grilled lamb chops. A nice food pairing. Not the most complex of wines, but fruit forward and fun.

  • Winelover101 wrote: (89 points)

    March 20, 2013 - Bordeauxesque as previously noted. Very enjoyable.

  • neilemc wrote: (87 points)

    March 13, 2013 - Smoky dark berry and plum scents, with leather, spice, and earth. Dark chocolate and French roast flavors. Way more wood and spice on the palate than fruit, but that’s not a bad thing as its very well made. The coffee is a bit overwhelming but I like it.

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  • edog77 Likes this wine: (88 points)

    March 5, 2013 - I really enjoyed this wine but some might not like it as it is a bit unusual. Decanted about 15 min. Grapey nose with some oak and tree sap. The palate is really unusual for merlot. Black plum fruit, almost raisony like a port wine with some gripping oak and alcohol on the finish. There's definitely some of that dirty WA terrior. Not too much unlike a bordeaux right bank but with more gripping oak. I dont think this is overly oaked like a napa cab but its oak definitely has some teeth. If you like wine with some earth and dirt you might go for this. A funky wine, in a good way. This is the wine Slash from Guns and Roses would drink.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Charles Smith
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation The Velvet Devil
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • UPC Code 184745000195

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 141 (37%)
  • Consumed 242 (63%)

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Who Likes This Wine

79% Like It  14 votes