2013 Kung Fu Girl Riesling

2013 Kung Fu Girl Riesling
White stone fruit, white peach, apricot, cool and delicious. Think Fuji
apple, Shiro plum, lime leaves. Focused with a very long, minerally
finish. Kung Fu Girl.....too pure!
Current & Past Scores
100% Riesling
91 points, Wine Spectator
“Top 100 Wines” in 2014 and 2013, “Best Value” Five Years in a Row
“Crisp and sleek, with juicy, expansive nectarine and peach flavors that play against
citrusy acidity, finishing with zing and a sense of softness that lets the finish keep singing.
Drink now through 2020.”
Ancient Lakes
2013 was the warmest vintage since 2003,
but cooled off just in time for harvest. The
resulting wines were less likely to tip into
overripe flavors or high alcohol levels, and
picking proceeded at a normal pace. Total
tonnage was up about 5% over 2012, a
record for the state.
Wine Analysis
7.9 grams/L Total Acidity
3.21 pH
12% Alcohol
1.3% Residual Sugar g/100mL
Retail Price
$12.00 USD
90 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Clean, fresh and incredibly pure, the 2013 Charles Smith Riesling Kung Fu Girl is
shockingly good given the price (and the volume, as they produce a massive amount of
this cuvee). Lychee, citrus, mint and classic minerality all show here, and it’s mediumbodied, beautifully balanced and finishes cleanly, with perfectly integrated acidity and
only subtle sweetness. Enjoy this rock star effort over the coming year or two.”
91 points & “Best Buy,” Wine Enthusiast (2012 vintage)
“Kung Fu Girl has become an iconic Riesling on the strength of its instantly recognizable
label, and surpassing quality. It rests comfortably on the fence between dry and off-dry,
and is a bulls-eye rendition of Washington Riesling. A dense mix of citrus, apple and
tree fruits, enhanced with skin textures and finishing with highlights of honey and tea,
this is flat out delicious.”
The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.
Evergreen: Planted in 1998 by Jerry Milbrandt, the vineyard rows lie along a stretch
of steep cliffs above the Columbia River, in one of the state’s newest AVA’s The Ancient
Lakes. A cooler site due to river influence, the soils are composed of fragmented
basalt, gravel silt, and caliche deposited during ice age floods. As with all of Milbrandt’s
vineyards, Evergreen is farmed using sustainable practices. This site produces fruit
with sublime mineral character and great acidity, a balance that winemakers adore.
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