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Charles Smith Riesling Washington Kung Fu Girl 2009

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THIS GIRL IS SERIOUS! Aromatic, smooth, vibrant and tasty. Think tangerine, apricot, wet stone, key lime, clove and nectarine....now stop thinking and start drinking...‘CAUSE KUNG FU GIRL KICKS ASS!

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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

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Snooth User: Philip James
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3.00 5
05/21/2010

Peaches, quince and limes on the nose. There's a bit of a spritz on entry and a tart quince finish. Key lime pie flavors - nice and tart, with a bit of roundness from a touch of residual sugar.


Snooth User: KaptK
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3.50 5
10/23/2010

I enjoyed this wine. Even my brother, who previously didn't care for wine at all, enjoyed it.

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Snooth User: sarthurton
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0.00 5
04/29/2013

Enjoyed this at Brazzazz, and it was a great compliment to the meal!


Snooth User: dorseydavid
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3.50 5
05/25/2013

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Charles Smith Riesling Washington Kung Fu Girl

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/06/2010

We gather that the winemaker is a big fan of martial arts - and Riesling, which we can understand completely. There's so much to love: the freshness, the peach-driven fruit, and in this case, the touch of sweetness in this off-dry bottling.


External Review
01/04/2012

This Rieslingrsquo;s fruit scents are almost applesauce ripe, with notes of lees and nutmeg providing some complexity. For all that, the texture is firm and mineral, with the freshness to stand up to the warmest August day.


External Review
09/27/2011

This wine's green apple scent is spritzed with lemon, the flavors simple and satisfying. Its fine texture is marked by persistent acidity. Tailor-made for Asian dishes.


External Review
05/18/2011

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


External Review
05/18/2011

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
05/18/2011

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


External Review
09/27/2011

This leads with surprisingly complex scents of anise, verbena and parsley. The palate is all about freshness, simple and direct, with a saline spine informing citrusy limeade flavors, marked by lively acidity. A natural for a fiery Phuket curry.



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THIS GIRL IS SERIOUS! Aromatic, smooth, vibrant and tasty. Think tangerine, apricot, wet stone, key lime, clove and nectarine....now stop thinking and start drinking...‘CAUSE KUNG FU GIRL KICKS ASS!

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