Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling
Made for the heat
This delicious white wine from Charles Smith Wines in Columbia Valley, Washington is balanced and is the perfect match to spicy dishes, and Asian food.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
A semi-dry wine, the Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling is balanced, energetic, and fresh. It has notes of apple, pear, citrus, and honey. It’s an incredible complement to spicy food, able to balance out the heat with its crispness. All in all, a truly excellent wine.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
This Columbia wine was made by Charles Smith Wines specifically with spicy Asian food in mind. Pair it with a steaming bowl of spicy ramen, a plate of Pad Prik, or mapo tofu. It works with most spicy food, so try it out with some Sriracha pork tacos, too.
ROCK STAR WINE
Despite growing up an hour away from the famous Napa Valley in California, Charles Smith’s love and passion for wine was sparked in Europe, while he worked as manager for a number of rock bands. He met a winemaker in 1999, in Washington, who convinced him to make his own wines. Thus, Charles Smith Wines was born. He released his first vintage in 2001. And he was named Winemaker of the Year three times—in 2009 by Food & Wine, in 2010 by Seattle Magazine, and in 2014 by Wine Enthusiast.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.