Charles Smith

Charles Smith Wines: the Modernist Project focuses on the way people generally consume wine today, immediately! Wine in this category is typically either simple, or a wine that would be much better a few years down the road. Charles Smith Wines are wines that are about putting as much into the bottle as possible. The intent is to create wines to be enjoyed now, but with typicity of variety (i.e., merlot that tastes like merlot) and to the vineyard (wine that tastes like where it was grown). The wines are full of flavor, balanced, and true to place of origin.

For Charles Smith Wines the fruit is sourced from some of Washington State's finest vineyards. Greatest attention is paid to those growers that practice sustainable farming methods.

Owner-winemaker Charles Smith with his big hair, kick ass attitude and bold packaging has earned the moniker "rock star" of Washington State Syrah. Charles Smith arrived in the Walla Walla Valley following 11 years in Scandinavia managing rock bands. Originally from northern California, he has been involved with wine personally and professionally his entire life. In 2009 Food & Wine Magazine recognized Charles as "Winemaker of the Year."

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Charles Smith 'Velvet Devil' Merlot 2016
“This little devil is wrapped in a velvet robe. Full with density and bursting with flavor. Dark fruit, cherry ,blackberry. Brimming with cedar, pipe tobacco and earth. Truth in a name: Velvet”~winery notes
Item Number: 31150
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
"If You like Cabernet dark and rich! This is your sexy beast. Chocolate, dark cherry and tobacco leaf. It continues with earth and stone on an infinite finish."~winery notes
Item Number: 31037
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Charles Smith 'Eve' Chardonnay 2016
"A shimmery, brilliant, green golden of a wine. Aromatic pear, tangerine, guava, but more than anything, TRUE CHARDONNAY FLAVOR. Add a vein of minerality running through the middle. Long and satisfying." ~Winery notes
Item Number: 29709
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Charles & Charles Chardonnay 2016
The Vintage Coming off of two rather hot vintages, 2016 was warmer still setting the record for the warmest vintage on record in Washington State. Spring started earlier with bud break ahead of schedule, ripening Chardonnay early yet evenly.  The Winemaking We’ve been so pleased with the results
Item Number: 29243
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Charles Smith ‘Band of Roses’ Rose 2017
“Very cool wine. Pure, vibrant, fresh, penetrating perfume giving way to lilac, guava, tangerine, and passion fruit. Delivered on a silky palate, this Rosé has got the beat!”~winery notes
Item Number: 29004
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Charles & Charles 'Rose' Syrah/Grenache 2017
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90  Wine Spectator 88 "Sleek and perky, with strawberry and watermelon flavors accented by spice. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Counoise. Drink now. 105,000 cases made.—T.F."  Tasting Notes The color is a pale salmon, copper pink with flashes of
Item Number: 28055
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Charles Smith 'KungFu Girl' Riesling 2016
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" Yet another terrific vintage. Pure, focused and mouthwatering. Citrus blossom, lime leaf, white peach intermingle with mineral that fills the palate. Carries on to a long refreshing finish. Pair with Thai or chinese food, five spice pork or duck, fresh seafood. "~ Winery notes
Item Number: 27693
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Charles Smith Casa Smith Jack's Vineyard Barbera 2013
" The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. The resulting wines were less likely to tip over into overripe favors or high alcohol levels, and picking proceeded at a normal pace. Total tonnage was up about 5 percent over 2012, a record for the state. 2013 made us thank Sweet
Item Number: 25865
Bottle:$36.95
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Charles Smith 'Boom Boom' Syrah 2015
" Syrah: 52% Yakima Valley AVA—Upland Vineyards, Olsen Brothers, and Den Hoed; 19% Wahluke Slope AVA - Sundance, Don Talcott, Northridge, Katherine Leone, Pheasant, and Clifton; 18% Columbia AVA – Sagemoor, Buoy, and Weyns; Primitivo: 100% Wahluke Slope AVA, Northridge.  About: Charles Smith
Item Number: 25773
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Charles Smith 'Vino' Pinot Grigio 2015
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"There’s Pinot Grigio and then there’s depth. This wine has it in spades. From the aroma to the palate. Lilac, tangerine, alpine strawberry, golden straw, and Italian melon. With density to spare. Minerally, long and lingering. An Italian tour de force." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 20429
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
"If You like Cabernet dark and rich! This is your sexy beast. Chocolate, dark cherry and tobacco leaf. It continues with earth and stone on an infinite finish."~winery notes

K Vintners 'The Creator' Cabernet/Syrah 2014
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94  "The usual co-fermented blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Syrah blend, the 2014 The Creator, offers lots of dark fruits (currants, cassis), wood smoke, graphite and chocolate to go with a full-bodied, ripe, downright sexy profile on the palate. Harvested at the same time,

Charles Smith 'Eve' Chardonnay 2014
"A shimmery, brilliant, green golden of a wine. Aromatic pear, tangerine, guava, but more than anything, TRUE CHARDONNAY FLAVOR. Add a vein of minerality running through the middle. Long and satisfying." ~Winery notes

Charles Smith 'Chateau Smith' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"Coming from a downright hot vintage, this wine offers quite pure aromas of black currant and black fruit. The palate brings more of the same, giving a very pure unencumbered-by-new-oak look at Washington Cabernet. Lightly grippy-tannins provide support."

Charles & Charles 'Rose' Syrah/Grenache 2016
86  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 86 "Offers easygoing strawberry and spice flavors. Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Counoise. Drink now. 75,000 cases made." ~ TF  THE VINTAGE 2016 peaked as the warmest vintage on record along a trend of blazing hot temperatures in Washington State,

Charles & Charles Chardonnay 2015
The Vintage Coming off of two rather hot vintages, 2015 was warmer still setting the record for the warmest vintage on record in Washington State. Spring started earlier with bud break ahead of schedule, ripening Chardonnay early yet evenly.  The Winemaking We’ve been so pleased with the results

Charles Smith 'KungFu Girl' Riesling 2015
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 90  WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 45 "Tangy and zingy, with lively acidity that balances against gobs of ripe pear and apricot flavors, carrying through the long, lime-accented finish. Drink now through 2020. 160,000 cases made."~HS  Wine Advocate 90 “Juicy and lively, with lots citrus

K Vintners 'The Creator' Cabernet/Syrah 2013
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96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "I think the first time its all from Jack's Vineyard in Walla Walla, the 2013 The Creator (70/30 Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah) is still aging in 50% new French oak. It has lots of iodine, dried blood (these are classic Rocks aromatics), pepper, chocolate and peat moss that flow to

Charles Smith 'Velvet Devil' Merlot 2015
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“This little devil is wrapped in a velvet robe. Full with density and bursting with flavor. Dark fruit, cherry ,blackberry. Brimming with cedar, pipe tobacco and earth. Truth in a name: Velvet”~winery notes

Charles & Charles 'Rose' Syrah/Grenache 2015
THE VINTAGE 2015 vintage in Washington State was a success! With some blazing mid-summer temperatures and generally advanced ripening of fruit. Thankfully, it cooled off somewhat by mid-September, slowing down the ripening process and allowing more flavor development while keeping sugars in

Charles Smith 'Boom Boom' Syrah 2014
" Syrah: 52% Yakima Valley AVA—Upland Vineyards, Olsen Brothers, and Den Hoed; 19% Wahluke Slope AVA - Sundance, Don Talcott, Northridge, Katherine Leone, Pheasant, and Clifton; 18% Columbia AVA – Sagemoor, Buoy, and Weyns; Primitivo: 100% Wahluke Slope AVA, Northridge.  About: Charles Smith

K Vintners 'Charlotte' Rhone Blend 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92  Vineyards The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.  River Rock: Owned and farmed by Dana Dibble, planted in 2001. The site is located south of Walla Walla in the old Walla Walla River bed; the soil is rocky and with great

Charles Smith 'Royal City' Syrah 2012
99  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 99 "Another wine that flirts with perfection is the 2012 Syrah Royal City. From the Stoneridge Vineyard in the Columbia Valley, it offers up a smorgasbord of aromas and flavors, including kirsch and dark fruits, gamy meats, pepper, liquid rock and olive brine. Insanely textured, with

Charles & Charles Chardonnay 2014
The Vintage The run of good Washington State vintages continued again in 2014. It was quite hot at times during the growing season, but cooled off enough in September so that we could harvest as usual, starting in late September, allowing graceful fruit development and plenty of natural acidity. 

Charles Smith 'KungFu Girl' Riesling 2014
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Always delicious, as well as an insane value, the 2014 Riesling Kung Fu Girl offers lots of exotic citrus, lychee and minty notes in a medium-bodied, delicious, vibrant profile on the palate. Downright gulpable, yet with plenty of classic Riesling flair, buy this beauty by the