09/03/2020 – Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2017

(2020) Dry, with less than 2g/l of residual sugar, this Riesling from Washington State spends some time on the lees in older oak barrels just to add a little texture, and that works: it is brimming with bright citrus and rosy apple, a little floral aroma, a tang of lemon sherbet and lots of zest. The palate has that bit of weight and texture, but those sweeping acids fire through the peachier, slightly more tropical tones, but shimmering and long and delightfully zippy and fresh. Watch the video for more information and food matching ideas. Costco members can buy this for around £11.70 per bottle. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas.
(2020) Washington State sits somewhat in the shadow of its southerly neighbour Oregon perhaps, but here on the border with Canada cool aromatic varieties do exceedingly well, such as this off-dry, Kabinett-style Riesling. Lemon and lime and a peachy charm, gossamer light and perfect as an aperitif or to match with spicy Thai or Szechuan cuisine, it's fresh and balanced and very easy to like.

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