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2010 Charles Smith Merlot "The Velvet Devil"

2010 Velvet Devil Merlot

Winery: Charles Smith

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Velvet Devil"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 91% Merlot & 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Washington

State or country: WA

Price: $12

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 87 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: January 5, 2013

Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored Merlot opens with a blueberry and mild black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, and savory. The flavor profile is a mineral infused black currant with notes of old oak and a hint of blueberry. The finish is dry and its minerality and rustic flavors linger well after the wine is gone. This wine would pair well with comfort foods. Shepherds pie came to mind first. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Classic Merlot aromas of dark cherries, cedar, pipe tobacco. Anise, stone and cherry blossoms. Yeah, believe it! Naughty and nice, a true Velvet Devil. Pair with beef or duck with a nice red wine or mushroom sauce.

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