Winemaking is the new rock 'n' roll. Or in Charles Smith's case it is the new Danish thrash metal. Charles spent a decade in Europe managing various bands you have never heard of (unless you misspent your youth in disused warehouses near the Copenhagen ring road) before seeing the light and heading to Washington State to plant vines. The Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot is easily the most popular of the Charles Smith wines that we sell in the shop. It's not difficult to see why as this has classic Merlot aromas of dark cherries, cedar, pipe tobacco. Anise, stone and cherry blossoms. Yeah, believe it! Super smooth....a true Velvet Devil. Named the 'Velvet Devil' due to this wines soft, smooth velvety texture. It's a perfect wine for duck or a slow cooked beef recipe.