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Charles Smith - Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2019

White wine from Washington · USA
Price: £16.95
Case Rate: £16.16
Ex Tax: £12.08
Country:
USA
Wine Region: Washington
Wine Area: Columbia Valley
Wine Maker: Charles Smith
Grape: Riesling
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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90 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
Country:
USA
Wine Region: Washington
Wine Area: Columbia Valley
Wine Maker: Charles Smith
Grape: Riesling
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Description

It takes an unconventional winemaker to make a totally unexpected dry Riesling. One night, Charles was eating Chinese takeout and watching a fight scene in a notorious martial arts film when he had an idea: a killer white wine made to be paired with Asian food. Just like that, Kung Fu Girl was born. And it’s been kicking ass and taking names ever since.

Wine tasting notes

This wine is smooth and aromatic with flavours of apricot, key lime and nectarine. Medium-bodied, with a crisp, long finish.

Winery information

Charles Smith

The Wine Advocate - "Over the past two years a cult following has sprung up around the persona of Charles Smith, imbuing him with larger than life attributes. By and large, he has acquired this status the old-fashioned way, he has earned it. When I tell enquiring minds that I'll be visiting Charles later in the day, they know exactly where I'm going. Once past the persona, however, Charles continues to make some of Washington's finest wines. Native yeast fermentation, footcrushing, spontaneous malolactic fermentations, gentle basket pressing, no fining or filtration are routinely practiced in the cellar. Even more important, Charles knows where to find the great grapes. In a region where blending is still the rule of thumb, he is the ultimate terriorist. Almost all of his wines are sourced from single vineyards. There are three groupings, the K Vintners selections, the Cayuse selections and the Charles Smith selections."

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015) - 90 pts

June 2016 - Jeb Dunnock - Juicy and lively, with lots citrus blossom, lychee and a touch of lime, the 2015 Riesling Kung Fu Girl is medium-bodied, vibrant and crisp on the palate, with terrific purity, integrated acidity and a great finish. It's a steal at the price and will drink nicely for a year or more.


Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015) - 87 pts

Nov '16 - Pale, bright yellow. Peach and apricot on the nose, plus a slight fusel complexity. Modest sweetness (actually 14 grams per liter residual sugar) is nicely countered by strong acidity (the pH here is 3.04) and a touch of minerality, giving this fruit bomb good energy and grip. Always a top value, this is marketing genius Charles Smith's most famous cash cow and it's not at all overdone.


JancisRobinson.com (2015) - 16 pts

Tasted March '17 - Neutral nose and then fresh limey fruit that’s off dry. Perfectly fine as a commercial wine. Bit chewy, but minty and interesting.


Wine Enthusiast (2015) - 90 pts

Best Buy - This is an über-aromatic wine, with appealing notes of white peach, jasmine, honeysuckle and lime. It's lean in style, drinking off dry but balanced by racy acidity that stretches out the finish.

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