This weeks Wine of the Week is a 2015 Washington State Riesling called Kung Fu Girl! We cooked a couple Indian dishes the other night and needed a wine to compliment the food. I researched which types of wine goes best with spicy food and was recommended either Riesling or Pinot Gris. I’m not too keen on sweet wines, but I’ve had a couple Riesling wines in the past that weren’t overly sweet that I liked. We found this bottle on sale for $10.99 (originally $11.99) at the QFC grocery store in Seattle, WA. As I’ve mentioned before, QFC is owned by Kroger. I’m sure there are Kroger grocery store chains near you! What also caught my eye was that this wine received 90 points from The Wine Advocate. Charles Smith described this wine as: “Juicy, lively, terrific purity…it’s a steal!” Also, Wine Enthusiast awarded this wine as “Best Buy”.
“This is an über-aromatic wine, with appealing notes of white peach, jasmine, honeysuckle and lime. It’s lean in style, drinking off dry but balanced by racy acidity that stretches out the finish.” (http://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/charles-smith-2015-kung-fu-girl-riesling-ancient-lakes)
Below is an article from Food & Wine about ideas for recipes that pair nicely with Riesling. Personally, I’m going to try the Tuna Poke with Riesling now! Sounds delicious.