The Velvet Devil Merlot

LAND TO HAND, VINEYARD TO BOTTLE

THE VELVET DEVIL

MERLOT

Washington State

2013

Charles Smith Wines

Mattawa, WA

velvetdevil

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.

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