On April 28, we opened a bottle of 2009 Kung Fu Girl Riesling and participated in the virtual tasting hosted by Sean Sullivan of the Washington Wine Report. Sean hosts these tastings monthly, selecting Washington wines that are widely distributed and reasonably priced. In fact you may recall tasting notes on the Columbia Crest Grand Estates 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon posted by Bean following a previous virtual tasting.
This Washington wine is produced with 100% riesling from the Evergreen Vineyard. When the clock struck 7:00 pm, we cracked open the screw top on our wine, and poured the pale yellow juice into our glasses. Without hesitation, the nose exposed aromas of canned pear. The pear revealed itself on the palate as well, along with flavors of honeydew and lime. The finish was slightly tart, and characterized by some of the other tasters as resembling limeade.
We paired our riesling with garlic prawns and a curried quinoa salad with mango. Roger enjoyed the prawns with the wine. The salad, however, seemed to be the perfect foil for the tartness in the wine, the sweetness in the mangoes taming the finish. In any case, this wine needs to paired with food.
We paid $12.99 for our bottle of Kung Fu Girl Riesling at a local grocery store.