Charles Smith Wines

Charles Smith

Charles Smith

Charles Smith’s explosion onto the world wine scene has been nothing less than phenomenal. Originally from a Northern California family that made its own wine, proprietor and winemaker Charles Smith managed Rock & Roll bands in Europe for 11 years before moving to Walla Walla and starting K Vintners on a shoestring. While Charles’ wines radiate the excitement of his Rock & Roll roots, they are grounded in serious quality and value. Charles bottles his brands under several labels. Charles Smith Wines are made for the way that most wines are being consumed today - the day that they are purchased - and are equal parts accessible, affordable and top quality. Charles also produces some of the most interesting and highly rated Syrah in America under his original K Vintners label. K Vintners’ wines are made in very small quantities and are crafted to appeal to the most discriminating connoisseurs. In the past 10 years Charles Smith Wines and K Vintners have garnered 66 scores of 95 points and above and over 300 scores of 90 points and above from the leading U.S. wine publications : Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, and Wine Enthusiast.

The labels 

Artistic and iconic labels on the bottle of Charles Smith Wines are created by a designer Rikke Korff who has been friends with Charles for more than 17 years.  Raised in Denmark, she was the design director for the global premium lines at Levi Strauss & Co. before starting her own design house. 

"My style of design has always been and is always rooted in the pure perspective of functionality, timelessness & simlicity.  I blend that well with the guts & raw directness of rock'n roll to create future icons and cult brands." - Rikke Korff

 

Website

charlessmithwines.com/

Address

35 South Spokane Street Walla Walla Washington 99362

Country

U.S.A

Region

Washington

Appellation

Ancient Lakes, Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Lake Chelan, Puget Sound, Rattlesnake Hills, Red Mountain, Snipes Mountain, Wahluke Slope, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, Yakima Valley


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Wines from this Winery


Charles Smith Wines Kung Fu Girl Riesling

In-your-face flavor. You can’t escape the aromas of apricot, white peach, honeysuckle, and wisteria that fill your senses. Fresh minerality and laser focus take the palate to exhilarating heights that only the Girl can do. That’s Kung Fu.

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¥2,400
Charles Smith Wines Eve Chardonnay

True to Chardonnay. Creamy and smooth, with a multitude of flavors and aromas. Asian pears, Honey Crisp apple, and lemon curd with minerality that takes this heavenly wine to the next level.

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¥2,600
Charles Smith Wines The Velvet Devil Merlot

As advertised, pure velvet, deep and delicious black fruit, cedar and tobacco, and cassis.  It conveys concentration richness and yet purity and focus. It’s so good that it appears the devil made me do it. 

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¥2,600
Charles Smith Wines Boom Boom Syrah

Big, super dark, and unctuous gobs of blackberry and boysenberry flavor. Cool stone with cured meat. Black pepper and a bit of allspice. Generous and explosive character. An awesome vintage of Boom Boom.

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¥2,800
Charles Smith Wines Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 vintage started early and warm in Washington State. When summer arrived, the season saw cooler evenings that helped retain acidity, extending the growing and ripening period into September and October. This allowed the fruit to gain more complexity and deeper charm without sacrificing the acid or producing higher alcohol content. The vintage has created deeply rich and focused wines that we will be able to enjoy for a long time to come.   90 Points, (2015 vintage, Washington State) Wine Enthusiast, February 2017 “Coming from a downright hot vintage, this wine offers quite pure aromas of black currant and black fruit. The palate brings more of the same, giving a very pure unencumbered-bynew-oak look at Washington Cabernet. Lightly grippy–tannins provide support.” —Sean P. Sullivan

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¥2,800