Charles Smith

(509) 526-5230 23934 ROAD T.1 SW
MATTAWA, WA
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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 Read more »

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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Boom! Boom! Syrah Washington State 2013

    Snoothrank:

    I love this stuff. Big, expressive and in your face this exudes the CS karisma. Wonderful fruit - blueberries and blackberries, oak and pepper with just a touch of gamy notes and a lengthy aftertaste Drink now - Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Which Cab Sav's are REALLY good right of the bat (upon release from the winery) and even better after 5 years?  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wines at release and down the...


  • Greetings from Sanibel Island -My initial effort of titration of the Madiran ... ... Valley in Washington, Charles Smith (2007), remaining from dinner; so, I decanted it into the aforementioned decanted Madiran that has been in the refrigerated decanter for about two weeks, now.  The result is palatable, even desirable.  Consequently, I know ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic scutulatus


  • I find my 1995 Madiran a bit dry/tart for my taste and am considering blending the remaining four bottles with a Cabernet.  Any objections?  Suggestions?  March 25, 2016  Read More

    Forum post in the topic scutulatus


  • Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah NV

    Snoothrank:

    Great value wine. Full bodied with sweet berry and peppery flavors. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • K Vintners Syrah Wahluke Slope Milbrandt Vineyard 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by jillpickle


  • Washington wines have long been a major player in the United States wine scene, ... popular Washington winery Charles Smith opened Charles Smith Jet City, an urban winery located alongside a Boeing landing strip.  Yet the glitzy new winery is just part of a larger movement that's launching Georgetown and SoDo into conversations about Washington... Read More

    From the article Seattle Foodie Site Crowns Pair of New Wine Neighborhoods


  • EM - I used to love the buttery Chardonnays from California, but in these last ... red for Sandra and a nice Charles Smith "Boom Boom Syrah" for myself.  Sandra gave me a taste from her plate and boy was it spicy.  I had to drink lots of water and eat some bread to make the pain subside.Happy 4th of July to everyone in the USA toda Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Charles Smith Kungfu Girl 2013

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    This off-dry riesling is smooth, slightly sweet, and just enough spicy kick to make it a summertime staple. Read More

    Wine review by fraukeiser


  • I had a similar experience, but found that there was an acidity and brightness ... with, the Kung Fu Girl from Charles Smith in Columbia Valley.  I also dig on some funky Vinho Verdes laden with acetone and pineapple. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic A new love for the whites


  • Found a few bottles in a marketplace in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As a former resident of Mattawa, I was intriqued and purchased them. Found them to be earthy and interesting. Keep it up.

    Comment by 1107965g1schmidt 1107965 g1schmidt


  • Purchases a few bottles of Cabernet at a Santa Fe market. Found the wine to be earthy and interesting. As a former resident of Mattawa, I am always interested in how the grape vineyards are progressing. Nicely done.

    Comment by 1107965g1schmidt 1107965 g1schmidt


  • Just had my first glass of Boom Boom. Looking forward to my second glass!

    Comment by 494289rosanna bacon 494289 rosanna bacon


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