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Hello my sublime wine lovers and happy #wineWednesday!  What an insane and crazy week I have had and it is only Wednesday?!?  I am sending everyone, and I mean everyone, ‘love and light’ – it is all that I can do.

The wine this week is from none other than rock-star winemaker Charles Smith from Washington State.  This man is pretty phenomenal and produces some stellar wines.  Have you tried a wine from Washington State?  Do you know there are 13 AVA’s  (American Viticultural Areas) in Washington?  I didn’t – now I do.  I feel like I am behind the times just learning about Charles Smith and the empire he has created, one bottle at a time.  I am inspired by him – his vision, his drive and his determination to learn from the ground up.

On the review deck is Charles Smith‘s ‘Kung Fu Girl’ Riesling 2013.  I love the name.  I love the label.  I love the wine inside the bottle best of all.  This is 100% Riesling and 100% delicious.  In the glass, the wine is medium lemon in colour with a few flecks of gold.  On the nose, there are notes of lemon curd, key lime, apple, crushed stone minerality, nectarine and a hint of honey. WOW.  On the palate, the flavours mirror the nose with a beautiful array of flavour and balance.

With great acidity and ringing in at 12% alcohol, this wine is simply fantastic.  The finish lingers on and on…’Kung Fu Girl’ Riesling hovers between the line of ‘dry’ and ‘off-dry’.  I tend to lean toward the ‘dry’ side of things, but when a winemaker knows what they are doing, then I am happy to indulge in their vision.


If you are not a Riesling fan, this IS one to try.  ‘Kung Fu Girl’ Riesling consistently scores over 90 points ( for those who take note of these things ) in all the trade magazines and for damn good reason.  I am so excited about this wine, that my little family and I are planning a trip later this month down into Washington State and you KNOW I will be stopping in for some further tastings down in Walla Walla.

This outstanding wine retails for $20.99 without tax at our B.C. Liquor Stores. Is there a dinner party in your near future?  This is one to bring.  Do you love sushi?  This wine is the perfect match.  Yes, ‘Kung Fu Girl’ Riesling is a hands down ‘Hell Yes’ from this wine girl.  I am literally excited to tell you about it in hopes that you go grab yourself a bottle and enjoy the experience.  I know I did.

That is it for me this week.  I am heading up to Penticton on Sunday for another set of B.C. VQA panel dates so I hope to discover another B.C. gem for you while I am up there!