Charles Smith might sound like a pretty common name, but in the wine industry, Charles Smith is one-of-a-kind. Smith was born near Napa and went on to manage some big name European rock bands–in the process he developed a taste for fine wines before getting into the business of wine-making for himself.
The fledgling wine maker released a few hundred cases of his first wine in 2001–and within a decade he was being named Wine Maker of the Year by the press. Bottom line: classy wines at great prices.
2016 Kung Fu Girl Riesling gets 90pt rating regularly–it’s wonderfully aromatic and off-dry. And dripping with juicy Riesling flavors. Goes great with all kinds of food–especially Asian/Indian/spicy. Knock yourself out for about thirteen dollars. 13.00
2016 The Velvet Devil Merlot indeed wraps velvet around its lush dark fruit. Rich and focused, The Devil will remind you just how good a Merlot can be. 13.00
2016 Boom Boom! Syrah: dark fruit, rich tannins and lodes of blackberry fruit, with some boysenberry. Oh, and there is just a touch of Viognier to gild the lilly. 18.00