Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Merlot-The Velvet Devil 08'

Naked Wine Review 59
Wine: Merlot-The Velvet Devil
Producer: Charles Smith Wines
Vintage: 08'
Region: Washington State, Columbia Valley
Price: 10.00
Date tasted: 11/14/10
Place tasted: On a runway, waiting for the plane to take off. The pilot was still in the shower and I could see mechanics duct taping the wing just outside my window seat. G'z it was a hell of a wait. I finally decided to get off the damned thing and stay put. I mean duct tape, really?  I don't actually remember, but I think the plane left about 5PM. By that time I was standing at the gate, waving with one hand, and holding a half empty bottle of The Velvet Devil in the other. See ya.
Serve with: Moussaka. Would also be great with traditional lamb, or roast beef dinner. Finish the meal with a White Truffle Oil Truffle from Posh Chocolat.
Appearance: Glowing ruby red as the glint in Satan's eye.
On the snoot: Phat round notes of rich corinthian leather, wet celery, and sweet cherry/chocolate popsicle. 
Taste: Imagine bright red raspberries, peppercorn, a little tar, a little cedar. She is thin, but sports tender chocolate curves. Refreshingly dry with tannins as adorable and prolific as Tribbles that fade slowly into a sweet, soft, warm afterglow. A most deliberate and sexy finish.
Balance: A little acid, so let her breath for a while before you go devouring her, you cad. She is much thinner than the deceptively phat snoot would indicate, like a lovely naked woman all wrapped up in a faux mink coat. 
Comments: This wine is bursting with unique character and grace. I'd like to thank Mr. Smith for selling a twenty dollar bottle of wine for only ten bucks; Just delightful! I will be tasting, inhaling, and swooning in her charms again sometime....real soon.
Rating: 3.7 stars