ORIGINAL VINO: KUNG FU GIRL RIESLING Tuesday, April 10, 2012
You don’t have to wait for good wine. In fact, you shouldn’t have to wait at all. At least that’s how K Vintner‘s Charles Smith sees it. His simple yet straightforward Modernist Project illustrates that idea, bringing to the market affordable wine as soon as it’s pressed.
And with warmer weather on the way, the hearts of wine lovers everywhere, lean, as they do every spring, toward the white.
And while some may think a Riesling too sweet a wine to drink, Smith’s Kung Fu Girl Riesling—pressed from single-farm grapes harvested at the Columbia Valley’s Evergreen Vineyard—is not.
Fermented and briefly stored in vats of stainless steel, the Kung Fu Girl is clean and citrusy, with hints of apricot, key lime, whetstone and clove, Never one to put it plainly, Smith stands confidently behind this wine, saying it’s “the most ass-kicking Riesling the world has ever seen.”
Don’t believe him?
The next time you’re feeling a little thirsty, ask for a glass and then go have a seat in the sun. We won’t be surprised when you order another, so neither should you.
But if you really want to treat yourself, sip one with our Crab-Stuffed Trout with Jalapeño-Cheese Hush Puppies.