Wine of the Month
WINEry OF THE MONTH – Charles smith
July 5 – August 1, 2017
Charles Smith, creator of K Vintners and rock band manager turned winemaker, settled in Washington’s Walla Walla Valley where his love affair with wine took off like roots on a Cab vine. As a California native, he has been involved with wine personally and professionally his entire life – What Mr. Smith calls his “Modernist Project” is a response to how people generally consume wine today, which is immediately after being purchased. Wine in this category is usually either simple, or a wine that would be much better consumed a few years down the road. ‘Modernist Project’ wines are about packing as much flavors into the bottle as possible. The intent is to create wines to be enjoyed now, but with true typicity with regards to variety—that is, merlot that tastes like merlot and elements of the vineyard are not lost on the palate. This cadre of wines are full of flavor, balanced, and true to their place of origin. And with a flair for creativity, his labels are as unique as his Led Zeppelin hairstyle. Enjoy and rock on!
Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling
Reg $13.99 WROM Special $10.99
A long, cool vintage was the perfect remedy for this dry yet fruity riesling. Heightened minerality is balanced with white stone fruit, apricot, nectarine, peach, satsuma and lime. This girl packs a mean yet elegant punch. Excellent match with spicy Asian cuisine, Cajun dishes and pleasantly quaffable on its own.
Charles Smith Eve Chardonnay
Reg $14.99 WROM Special $11.99
Sinfully tempting. Fresh, crisp, the perfume of sweet apple blossoms and the body of citrus and melon lures you into this Garden of Eden. Silky, soft, mouth-filling deliciousness. Superb when paired with grilled poultry, white fleshed seafood and shellfish.
Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot
Reg $13.99 WROM Special $10.99
As the descriptor states, this is pure ‘velvet’. Aromas and flavors of chocolate, blueberry compote, wild blackberry, and baking spice create a perfect marriage in a glass… and your palate. Yes, the devil made you drink this beauty. As the French like to say, Merlot was created to match with lamb. It will also pair deliciously with other grilled meats and such seafood delicacies as salmon, Ahi and steelhead trout.
Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon
Reg $19.99 WROM Special $16.99
This super smooth Washington based Cabernet boasts cedar, Rainier cherry, black raspberry, and cacao dust nuances, giving it a real sense of place. Extremely well balanced, much like the Burgundians like to say about their reds, “an iron fist in a velvet glove”. You want this beauty with your grilled steaks, meatloaf, burgers and our handmade pork sausages.
Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah
Reg $17.99 WROM Special $14.99
Bright and effusive, this rich, juicy syrah boasts lively flavors of blackberry, plum and sweet spices, lingering on the open-textured finish. The perfect barbeque wine for your grilled red meats, but also works wonders with pizza and hearty cheeses.