Amanda Schuster

Wine and spirits writer/consultant/marketer. Spirits expert w in depth knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese and Loire/Languedoc wines (you might say "bi-spiritual.") NYC born and bred food lover. Sometime jewelry designer. Overall broad about town.

Fun and Funky Whites

Rank Wine Rating Price
1 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Bianco Alto Adige Südtirol (2010)
Comments: A very light and zingy style. Bright flavors, low on the floral aromatics. Refreshing. Would match well with summer fare such as pesto, radish salad and shellfish.
Previously available for $12.99
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2 Pinot Bianco Terlan (2008)
Comments: Rounded and rich style, with warm golden fruit flavors and a honeyed finish. A whiff of honeysuckle aromatics seal the deal. Goes surprisingly well with black olives!
Previously available for $17.97
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3 Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Rose (2010)
Comments: Besides, Viognier, this also has Chenin and Grenache Blancs. An unusual blend, and the risk pays off. There's sweet fruit and vanilla on the nose, with some toast and sesame, which I think comes from the Chenin. The flavors round each other out nicely. Would be great with food!
Average price: $10.09 from 29 stores
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4 Mcpherson Cellars Roussanne Lubbock County (2010)
Comments: Tropical fruit flavors (passion fruit, star fruit), slightly floral, good balanced acidity. A bit waxy, but in a good way, the good-smelling candles not the gross, too-perfumey ones. Would be great with some spicy food!
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