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Charles Smith Riesling Washington Kung Fu Girl 2010

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Basics October Wine ClubThe grapes used in Charles Smith's Kung Fu Girl Riesling are harvested from a single rocky vineyard, resulting in a wine with lush aromatics and tons of flavor. On the nose, Kung Fu Girl is bursting with Asian pear, white peach and spring flowers. Apricot, pear, lime, and a pleasant minerality keep this off-dry wine at the perfect level of subtle sweetness. This is a great wine for a summer picnic.

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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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Member Reviews for Charles Smith Riesling Washington Kung Fu Girl

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Snooth User: cookypuss1
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4.00 5
08/25/2008

Excellent! Not too sweet with a very nice acidity. Had it with smoked turkey and it was a perfect match! Would also be excellent with spicy foods.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,596
2.50 5
06/10/2012

Nice simple Reisling. Not overly sweet, with gala apple and a subtle creaminess. This was good with spicy shrimp stir fry.


Snooth User: Mike Madaio
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3.00 5
11/13/2012

American Riesling for an American day. A touch of sweetness, but not as much as its German brethren. Good acidity.


Snooth User: geemac
2277114
0.00 5
08/03/2009

I enjoyed this wine at a Steakhouse&Winebar.Just enough sweetness and a very nice finish. Would very much buy this for entertaining friends.


External Reviews for Charles Smith Riesling Washington Kung Fu Girl

External Review
Source: CoolVines
03/23/2009

Just a hint of sweetness in this zingy and zesty riesling. Pairs well with spicy foods, or just enjoy the thirst-quenching nature of this well-made riesling. What's in the name? "Kung Fu and girls kick ass" says the off-beat winemaker Charles Smith.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
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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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This Riesling'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
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

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
01/23/2013

THIS GIRL ROCKS IT! Aromatic, smooth, vibrant and tasty. Think tangerine,pineapple, wet stone, key lime, clove and nectarine....now stop thinking and start drinking... 'CAUSE KUNG FU GIRL KICKS ASS! - Charles Smith ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
01/03/2012

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
01/03/2012

This winersquo;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.


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Basics October Wine ClubThe grapes used in Charles Smith's Kung Fu Girl Riesling are harvested from a single rocky vineyard, resulting in a wine with lush aromatics and tons of flavor. On the nose, Kung Fu Girl is bursting with Asian pear, white peach and spring flowers. Apricot, pear, lime, and a pleasant minerality keep this off-dry wine at the perfect level of subtle sweetness. This is a great wine for a summer picnic.

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