Charles Smith The Velvet Devil Merlot Wine

Vendor Charles Smith Wines
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Introducing Charles Smith The Velvet Devil Merlot – a captivating red wine that transcends the ordinary, crafted by the visionary winemaker Charles Smith. With its seductive velvety texture and bold flavors, this Merlot invites you to experience the allure of Washington State's vineyards in every sip.

Velvety Elegance: Draped in a rich garnet robe, The Velvet Devil Merlot unveils a visual promise of velvety elegance. Pour a glass and let the wine's seductive allure captivate your senses.

Sensual Aromatics: The nose is a journey into decadence, with aromas of ripe blackberries and dark cherries mingling with subtle hints of cocoa and a touch of smoky oak. This intricate bouquet sets the stage for the sensory pleasure that awaits.

Opulent Palate: A sumptuous sip reveals the opulence of this Merlot. Plush and velvety on the palate, it unfolds layers of dark fruit flavors, including black plum and blackberry, complemented by a velvety smoothness that earns it the moniker "The Velvet Devil." The wine's robust character is underlined by nuanced notes of dark chocolate and a trace of savory spices.

Satisfying Structure: The Velvet Devil Merlot is structured to perfection, with well-integrated tannins providing a solid foundation. The balance between fruit-forward richness and a touch of earthiness adds complexity, making each sip a journey through a landscape of bold and nuanced flavors.

Irresistible Finish: The finish is lingering and satisfying, leaving a trail of dark fruit sweetness and a subtle echo of spice. It's a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail that define Charles Smith's winemaking philosophy.

Versatile Pairing: Pair The Velvet Devil Merlot with a variety of dishes, from hearty beef stews to roasted lamb or even a gourmet burger. Its versatility makes it a go-to choice for both casual gatherings and special occasions.

Striking Bottle Design: Housed in a bottle adorned with Charles Smith's distinctive label, The Velvet Devil Merlot makes a bold statement on any table. The label's artistic flair hints at the extraordinary wine within, reflecting the rebellious spirit that defines this exceptional Merlot.

Charles Smith The Velvet Devil Merlot is more than a wine; it's an invitation to indulge in the velvety pleasures of life. Experience the bold and sophisticated character of Washington State's vineyards in every sip – a devilishly delightful journey that lingers on the palate and in the memory.




Tasting Notes

In the glass, The Velvet Devil Merlot presents itself with a deep, alluring garnet hue, hinting at the richness that awaits in every drop.

The nose is an enchanting dance of dark fruit and decadence. Ripe blackberries and dark cherries take center stage, accompanied by subtle notes of cocoa and a delicate touch of smoky oak. This aromatic symphony creates a captivating prelude to the tasting experience.

Upon the first sip, The Velvet Devil lives up to its name, delivering a velvety and opulent sensation on the palate. Layers of dark fruit unfold, with black plum and blackberry taking the lead. The wine's smooth texture is complemented by hints of dark chocolate, adding to the overall luxuriousness of the experience.

Well-integrated tannins provide a satisfying structure, contributing to the wine's balanced character. The interplay between the fruit-forward richness and a subtle earthiness adds depth and complexity, creating a harmonious and thoroughly enjoyable tasting profile.

The finish is a lingering encore that leaves a lasting impression. Dark fruit sweetness persists, accompanied by a subtle echo of spice that adds an extra layer of intrigue. The Velvet Devil Merlot's finish is both satisfying and memorable, inviting contemplation and prompting another indulgent sip.

Distillery Information

As advertised, this smooth Merlot offers pure velvet, deep and delicious black fruit, cedar, tobacco and cassis. It conveys concentrated richness and yet purity and focus. It's so good that it appears the devil made me do it.
Known for its soft, sensual texture and approachable style, it's made from red-skinned grapes that can adapt to a variety of climates to produce food-friendly wines in many price points. Merlot can be velvety and plummy, or rich and oaky. There's something for everyone, which is why Merlot is adored.Charles Smith is the visionary winemaker behind iconic brands like K Vintners and Substance. Charles has received over 300 scores of 95 points-and-above and over 1,400 scores of 90 points-and-above from leading wine publications.
Merlot is a soft and approachable red wine. It tastes great with many different foods.
Notes of crushed plum and blackberry. followed by hints of cinnamon and sweet spices. Earthy notes and dried herb on the finish. Full with density and bursting with flavor.
Wine is an alcoholic beverage that is created from grapes (Vitis vinifera). The sugars in grape juice are converted into alcohol during fermentation. The alcohol (ethanol) in wine blocks various nerve pathways in the brain. Wine also contains antioxidants that might benefit the heart and blood circulation.