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Charles Smith Riesling Washington Kung Fu Girl 2008

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Aromas of vineyard peach, curry powder, smoke and nut

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Charles Smith:
First there was K Vintners, then the Magnificent Wine Company and now winemaker Charles Smith brings you his latest revelation. Charles Smith Wines: The Modernist Project is a response to how people generally consume wine today, that is immediately…as in immediately after being purchased at a market, restaurant or bar, to be drunk straight away. Wine in this category is typically ether simple, ... Read more
First there was K Vintners, then the Magnificent Wine Company and now winemaker Charles Smith brings you his latest revelation. Charles Smith Wines: The Modernist Project is a response to how people generally consume wine today, that is immediately…as in immediately after being purchased at a market, restaurant or bar, to be drunk straight away. Wine in this category is typically ether simple, or is a wine that would be much better a few years down the road. ‘Modernist Project’ wines are about putting as much into the bottle as possible. The intent is to create wines to be enjoyed now, but with typicity with regards to variety—that is 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 their place of origin. Owner-winemaker Charles Smith with his big hair, kick ass attitude and bold packaging arrived in the Walla Walla Valley following eleven years in Scandinavia managing rock bands. Originally hailing from northern California, he has been involved with wine personally and professionally his entire life. Read less

Member Reviews for Charles Smith Riesling Washington Kung Fu Girl

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Snooth User: atonalprime
1577901,412
4.00 5
10/06/2009

Subtle honey and lilac notes on the nose and effervescent on the palette with notes of citrus, pear and minerality. There is a very nice finish of apricot and golden apple that gentle fades away. Crisp, dry and acidic Riesling with a low amount of residual sugar. This was a great match for Singapore rice noodles and really helped cut the heat on a Sichuan spicy beef and capsicum dish.


Snooth User: Cheese and Grapes
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3.50 5
09/24/2009

This wine tastes like a sauvingnon blanc. It has a bubbly feel to it on the start of the sip, then finishes with nice crisp acid with off dry citrus. Very nice.


Snooth User: capybara
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3.50 5
02/06/2011

Very good with spicy asian food.


Snooth User: WhatsNewinBooze
177491120
3.00 5
07/31/2009

What's New in Booze - 8.9 out of 10 The nose is bursting with Asian pear, green apples and spring aromas. Apricot, pear, lime, and a pleasant minerality keep this off-dry wine at the perfect level of subtle sweetness. Washington has become one of the most important wine producing states in the United States, and development continues to grow rapidly. In 1969, when California was exploding as a wine producer, Washington had only two wineries, but by 2000 that number had passed 100. This particular Washington State summer wine goes great with sushi or just a relaxing afternoon on the patio.


Snooth User: Engagechad
65015441
5.00 5
11/23/2010

Best Riesling I've ever had. Granted I've mostly had bottom shelf wines for the most part but this particular Riesling has the perfect balance of sweet/dry for me. Different strokes for different folks, but I highly suggest you give it a try.


Snooth User: OftheFRtradition
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4.00 5
09/02/2009

This Riesling is a fantastic offering coming from WA. It has a floral nose of apple to start and opens up nicely. The wine itself is on the dryer side with a nice crisp acidity which makes it very easy and refreshing to drink. I find it pairs nicely with soft cheeses but also light fish and even pork. enjoy.


External Reviews for Charles Smith Riesling Washington Kung Fu Girl

External Review
04/06/2009

Beautifully aromatic delicate spring blossoms. White apricot and peach. Explosive concentrated flavor and a long fresh finish. Single vineyard, fragmented basalt, gravel and caliche... classic Riesling, siblime minerality.


External Review
05/22/2011

This 2008 is the third vintage for this extraordinarily popular Riesling, again showing bright, vivid, punchy citrus fruit and juicy acids. Residual sugar is about 1.5% and once again it is sourced from the Evergreen vineyard. With production climbing to 20,000 cases, this should be easy to find at least until fall.


External Review
05/22/2011

Light and fragrant, on the dry side, featuring tangy grapefruit and apple flavors that linger gently.


External Review
07/13/2011

Kung Fu Girl 10 Riesling


External Review
05/22/2011

Fresh and open-textured, with pretty pear, melon and floral aromas and flavors that linger on a light, off-dry frame. Drink now.



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