Crow Girl wrote: ↑Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:43 pm
Tonight I’m drinking a white wine. If you like your Riesling on the drier side like I do, you can’t go wrong with the Kung Fu Girl from Charles Smith. It’s a great grocery-store (and Target) accessible bottle, and has been a reliable staple for me since moving back to the states.
Kung Fu Girl is super available and popular, and is a solid Reisling from Washington by Charles Smith. It is semi-sweet though. It is what I would expect from a spatlese or drier side auslese from Mosel or Rheigau at alcohol around 10%. Though expectation of alcohol and sweetness is always a gamble with German Rieslings. IIRC, KFG might be slightly higher in ABV.
I sell a ton of KFG, and it is a solid choice, it is not dry though.
Riesling is a very complicated grape as far as sweetness. German regulations designate the sugar in the grape at harvest, not in the wine. I do not have that essay in me tonight to go deep into that.
There are some amazing Dry to Off-dry (feinherb [not a regulated term]) Rieslings from Germany (Barrel X, 1000L, etc.) Also see Alsace from France (almost always dry, especially Gran Cru.) Australia (Clare and Eden Valley) with wonderful citrus, sometimes lime bomb noses (seriously some of these are the IPA of wine.) And even from Niagara in Canada.