2008 Charles Smith Merlot The Velvet Devil


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 36

  • DTLT wrote: (80 points)

    May 23, 2012 - barely drinkable.

  • Drankthewholebottle wrote: (85 points)

    March 27, 2012 - I snatched this one from the bargain bin for $7 and was able to enjoy the first glass. I thought it was better than when first tasted 12-18 months ago.

  • raiderwes wrote: (86 points)

    October 20, 2011 - surprisingly drinkable; dark, rich color; very smooth; not earthy at all.

  • cpeddy wrote: (80 points)

    September 18, 2011 - Bitter tasting and acidic. Maybe a lot of time open would make it drinkable, maybe.

  • Meerlust wrote: (86 points)

    May 28, 2011 - Medium red color. The nose was earthy with plum notes. In the mouth, this light-bodied wine displayed plums, herbs, and occasional chocolate notes. The acidity was clean, but there wasn't much depth on the midpalate. The finish was average. Overall, this wine seemed pretty generic, but with hamburgers, it showed a little more depth. Drink with food.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Washington Merlot and Twitter Tasting, Episode #833, 3/17/2010 (link) 84 points

    (Charles Smith velvet Devil Merlot) #3; VaynerPAZZZ; COLOR-dark; NOSE-very candy-like cherry on the attack; a little vanilla oak action that concerns me a little; PALATE-solid dark chocolate on the mid-palate surrounded by good amount of oak; solid red fruit; not to inspiring or interesting; a little awkward and disjointed on the finish; a little rusty nail juice meet red fruit; it's OK, but doesn't do much for me; GV-84

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 65 (28%)
  • Consumed 168 (72%)

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