Charles Smith Wines Kung Fu Girl Riesling
White Wine, 750 mL
|Country :||United States|
|Subregion :||Walla WallaValley|
|Producer :||Charles Smith Wines|
|Alcohol :||12 %|
|Designation of origin :||Walla Walla Valley|
|Grape variety(ies) :||Riesling 100%|
|Style :||Aromatic & Flavourful|
|Container :||Coloured Glass Container|
Delectable scents of basswood (Germans would say 'linden flower') mingle with honeydew melon, white peach, and lime that go on to render the palate sorbet-like in its combination of succulent richness and sheer cooling refreshment. The balance of acidity and sweetness (from 18 grams of residual sugar) is perfectly judged to support the aforementioned impression and - with the help of a lick of salt, mineral dust, and citrus zests - advances an invigorating, ultra-luscious and lip-smackingly lingering finish. Whether you need to drink this up over the next 12-18 months I can't say from experience but I very much doubt it. (Not that cellaring will be on many purchasers' minds.) ... If you are interested in the future of Riesling; Washington State wine; wine value; or wine for the masses, this represents a huge glass of Hope you can drain with a grin to Charles Smith's health. Score - 90. (David Schildknecht, erobertparker.com, Dec. 2012)
Straw yellow in colour, this white boasts a intense nose exuding spicy, floral, fruity and mineral aromas. Discover this medium-bodied wine expressing lively acidity and offering a full-bodied texture. It also unveils a medium mouthfeel that leads into a medium finish.
Super Kung Fu Girl! More depth and complexity than ever. Apricot, kumquat, nectarine and lime leaves. A great mid-palate intensity with a long, long mineral finish.
JUNE 2014 Insider Pick from Stephen Schiedel, Portfolio Manager for Wines of Canada, USA and South America: "Factoid #1: Vancouver has at least 600 sushi restaurants…that reminds me of Riesling, a great partner to rolls, sashimi and tempura etc. Factoid #2: How do you make a Dynamite Roll? Serve with this Riesling." From Washington State, this Riesling shows pronounced aromas of flowers, green apple, lemon and white peach. The palate is dry and medium-bodied with zesty, mouth-watering acidity. Pairs well with spicy dishes, grilled seafood and sushi.