LAND TO HAND, VINEYARD TO BOTTLE
THE VELVET DEVIL
Charles Smith Wines
Description: 99% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
Tasting Notes: True to its name, velvety. Complex and just-so-right flavors, pipe tobacco, bing cherry, dried rose petals with a blend of subtle herbs and spice. Real wine. Real Merlot.
Food Pairings: Roasted Pork, Grilled Steaks
Vineyards: Upland Vineyard, Sundance Vineyard, Art Den Hoed Vineyard, Roza Hills Vineyard
89 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2012 Vintage)
Not typically a fan of Merlot, this wine felt rather exceptional. Pipe tobacco, bing cherry and a hint of vanilla spice crossed my senses.