Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Velvet Devil 2009 Merlot

The Velvet Devil 2009 Merlot, $11.89-$13.99, 84 points, has a very clear magenta color, and aroma of Welch's grape juice and a hint of diesel, both of which carry-over to the palate. There is a an over-whelming syrupy licorice flavor, but the the texture is somewhat "velvety". 
I thought a Halloween Merlot from Washington State (Columbia Valley-A Charles Smith Wine) would be interesting, juxtaposed to the French Bad Boy Merlot, but there's no comparison! So if a wine for Halloween is your interest, this one won't cost you an arm and a leg, but the Devil is in the details.


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  1. I appreciate the fact that you're looking for some cool wines with Halloween labels. Gives me some good ideas for the store come October! Thanks!

  2. Bill, if Walmart and every other store has a Halloween section, (They've been displaying that stuff for weeks now) then it is appropriate that wine shops display them as well!
    Good luck, and it would be great if you would put a photo on your blog and let my readers know.