Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Kung Fu Girl Riesling

20160119_213601I am a big fan of German Riesling, from the Mosel River Valley. It is, in my opinion, the best example of what Riesling should be: bracing acidity, with a clarity of flavor that is unmatched. Usually, the “New World” Rieslings I have tried just don’t stack up; they are either way too sweet, or without any flavor whatsoever, out of balance, and weak.

Not so with Kung Fu Girl Riesling!

Here is another exceptional value from Washington State, patterned after the best Rieslings in the world, with really nice aromas of pineapple, honey, ginger and lemon, and solid flavors of pineapple, granny smith apple and red grapefruit. The fruit flavors are balanced by a nice acidity that was unexpected, but very welcome. This wine surprised me – and only $12! Another win for Charles Smith Wines!


4 corksOn my five-cork scale based on taste and value, I give the 2014 Kung Fu Girl Riesling 4 corks! This is a really nice wine for the money.

It’s also on the wine list at Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grille, where our next private tasting party will be. If you’d like to get on the guest list, click here! I hope to see you there.

Brian Demay

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