Charles Smith

Kungfu Girl Washington State Riesling

8.849 ratings
8.22 pro ratings
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

7.8

Disappointing. Flat and lifeless. Palate really unfocused...starts off crisp, lean and mineral driven, with honeyed sweetness jumping in knocking everything out of whack. I expected more for the hype.

Disappointing. Flat and lifeless. Palate really unfocused...starts off crisp, lean and mineral driven, with honeyed sweetness jumping in knocking everything out of whack. I expected more for the hype.

Nov 4th, 2017
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

My Dad picked up this bottle for us to taste last week. It’s a Riesling from Washington State in the USA. I think this will have been my first American Riesling 😱
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My mum reckons Kung Fu Girl (made by Charles Smith Wines) is closer to the Kiwi style of dry Riesling rather than the Aussie style with its fruity ‘sweet and sour taste’. It’s funny that my mum said that description as the wine was made purposefully to go with Chinese takeout! Sweet and sour pork anyone? 🍛
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It’s a really nice and citrusy Riesling with sweet orange/mandarin dominating the flavour. It has also scored rather highly by critics making Wine Spectators Top 100 and Wine Enthusiasts Best Buys.
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All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
#tcweekdaywine

My Dad picked up this bottle for us to taste last week. It’s a Riesling from Washington State in the USA. I think this will have been my first American Riesling 😱
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My mum reckons Kung Fu Girl (made by Charles Smith Wines) is closer to the Kiwi style of dry Riesling rather than the Aussie style with its fruity ‘sweet and sour taste’. It’s funny that my mum said that description as the wine was made purposefully to go with Chinese takeout! Sweet and sour pork anyone? 🍛
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It’s a really nice and citrusy Riesling with sweet orange/mandarin dominating the flavour. It has also scored rather highly by critics making Wine Spectators Top 100 and Wine Enthusiasts Best Buys.
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All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
#tcweekdaywine

1 person found it helpfulSep 7th, 2018
Cindy O.

A standard fallback for us. Good for sharing with beginners to wine. Seems fairly universally accepted.

A standard fallback for us. Good for sharing with beginners to wine. Seems fairly universally accepted.

Aug 23rd, 2018
Matt Beyard

Nice wine to quaff with Szechuan Food. V

Nice wine to quaff with Szechuan Food. V

Jul 27th, 2018
Doug Smith

Our favorite summertime riesling. Not too sweet, crisp with just the right hint of fruit. Very drinkable.

Our favorite summertime riesling. Not too sweet, crisp with just the right hint of fruit. Very drinkable.

Jul 11th, 2018
Jacqualine Faria

Not too dry, but not too sweet. Nicely fruity with hints of pear and apple.

Not too dry, but not too sweet. Nicely fruity with hints of pear and apple.

Jun 21st, 2018
Maggie Yates

Perfect wine for sitting outside on a perfect evening!

Perfect wine for sitting outside on a perfect evening!

May 5th, 2018
Jeremy Autry

More than pleasant

More than pleasant

Apr 28th, 2018
Shawn Thompson

A light straw colour with white peach and mandarin orange notes that open nicely to hints of slate and petrol. Fairly dry with zippy acidity, paired excellently with Singapore Noodles.

A light straw colour with white peach and mandarin orange notes that open nicely to hints of slate and petrol. Fairly dry with zippy acidity, paired excellently with Singapore Noodles.

Mar 22nd, 2018
Michael Malizia

Kathy's favorite--I like it, too. Not too dry, nor too sweet.

Kathy's favorite--I like it, too. Not too dry, nor too sweet.

Feb 8th, 2018