Full Review

Kung Fu Girl

Kung Fu Girl
2016 Riesling, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Pork

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.4%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
Best Buy

Kung Fu Girl
2016 Riesling, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Pork

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.4%
Pale emerald straw color. Fresh aromas and flavors of fine italian lemons, quartz, soursop, and honey-drizzled persimmon with a satiny, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a breezy finish displaying notes of fresh apple, lime zest, and mandarin orange with no oak flavor. A clean, unfussy riesling with weighty texture that will have you begging another sip.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fine Italian lemons, quartz, soursop, and honey-drizzled persimmon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of fresh apple, lime zest, and mandarin orange
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Country Paté, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A clean, unfussy riesling with weighty texture that will have you begging another sip.

The Producer

Charles Smith Wines

The Producer
1255 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 414-467-2023

Their Portfolio

Riesling

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although many consumers believe Riesling is a sweet wine, there are all types, ranging from bone dry to ultra-sweet. Offering a remarkable array of perfumes ranging from apricot and peach to peony and petrol, and having excellent natural acidity, Riesling is one of the world’s greatest wines.

Germany is home to the most famous examples of Riesling; produced from vineyards along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, these wines have tremendous character and minerality, owing to the slate soils these vines are planted on. Alsace, in northeastern France is another region that excels with Riesling (especially dry versions); the same is true for the Clare Valley in Australia, where Rieslings are often characterized by a petrol aroma.

Dry versions work with many different types of foods, from seafood with cream sauces to pork, veal and duck. Sweeter version should either be served on their own or with blue cheeses such as stilton or gorgonzola.

While it is safe to say that Riesling is an under appreciated wine for the typical American consumer, there has been greater popularity over the past few decades, as dry and off-dry Rieslings pair beautifully with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine; thus Riesling is a wine directly linked to a healthy lifestyle.