With Spicy Keftedes, Try the Kung Fu Girl

Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling, 2013

With his recognizable, stylistic labels, Charles Smith makes wines that stick out amongst other Washington State wines on the shelf, and rightfully so. I love his wines for their price point and simple tastiness.

The 2013 Kung Fu Girl Riesling is a dry expression of the varietal that doesn’t lack for fruit flavor. White peach and apricot are immediately apparent, complimented by a touch of cardamom.

Its crackly minerality tingles the tongue on the finish.

Though it isn’t a sweet wine, its characteristics make it a great choice for dishes that would often call for sweetness in a companion.

This would pair nicely with sweet and spicy keftedes.