Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling
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- Washington, United States
- Tasting Notes
- Citrus, Grassy, Peach, Floral
- Food Pairing
- Duck & Game Bird, Pork
"Crisp and sleek, with juicy, expansive nectarine and peach flavors that play against citrusy acidity, finishing with zing and a sense of softness that lets the finish keep singing. Drink now through 2020."View all products by Charles Smith Wines
This festive wine is made by Charles Smith, a self–taught winemaker who brings his rock and roll spirit to the vineyards of Walla Walla, Washington. As a romantic young man, Charles Smith moved across the world to Denmark to follow his love for his girlfriend at the time. In Scandanavia, he became a recognized manager for rock bands such as The Raveonettes. While traveling on the road with these bands, he developed his passion for wine. In 1999, he moved back to Washington, opened a wine store and beame friendly with a French winemaker, later convincing him to move to Walla Walla to make wine together.
Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling grapes comes from Evergreen Vineyard vines, where they stretch across the steep cliffs overlooking the Colombia River. This makes for ideal Riesling growing conditions that rival those in Germany. This wine is made from 100% riesling grapes, carefully cultivated and pressed at the winery. The wine is aged in a barrel for only 2 months using the sur lie method. Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl riesling is crafted to be approachable and ready to drink the day you order it.
In fact the wine is basically a party in a glass. Young and fun, bright balance and tropical fruit notes make this an easy introduction to the world of riesling. White stone fruit, apricot and white peach aromas with honeysuckle undertones make it a stand out. These flavors are balanced with elements of lime zest, citrus blossom and the floral hint of jasmine.
This wine would pair well with any number of foods. It can very easily be enjoyed on its own but Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling is a match made in heaven with Korean BBQ, spicy curry any kind of Thai food and sushi. Snow crab, lobster, prawns, roasted chicken or grilled salmon would also pair well.