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.
Amanda Schuster's Wines
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Mar 29, 2012 at 9:25am
Added Mar 29, 2012 at 9:24amA 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.
Mar 27, 2012 at 11:26am
Added Mar 27, 2012 at 11:26amBright, tart flavors on the nose (green apple, lemon), getting warmer and riper on the palate into peach, very zingy finish!
Mar 27, 2012 at 11:24am
Added Mar 27, 2012 at 11:24amVery toasty on the nose, ripe stone fruits, a bit buttery with a slight toasted marshmallow finish. Rich and viscous style, but it works.
Mar 27, 2012 at 11:19amCompare and Buy
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Added Mar 27, 2012 at 11:18amFruity nose with lots going on in the palate! Classic stone fruits and honeydew melon, citrus zest and is that sesame I taste? A great sipper that would pair with sweet and tangy foods.
Mar 26, 2012 at 10:43amCompare and Buy
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Added Mar 26, 2012 at 10:42amMy first Texas wine!! Vibrant fruit flavors - cantaloupe, ripe peach, slightly honeyed, faint bitterness in the finish, but not enough to get mad at. I say "giddy up!"
Mar 26, 2012 at 10:40am
Added Mar 26, 2012 at 10:40amTypical floral characteristics (a parade float of colors here), but these are well integrated, balanced acidity, honeyed finish.
Mar 26, 2012 at 10:37am
Added Mar 26, 2012 at 10:37amHappy to taste an American Viognier that doesn't strive too hard with the cheap floral elements. Integrated flavors, yellow and white peaches with a zippy, slightly sugary finish.
Mar 26, 2012 at 10:33am
Added Mar 26, 2012 at 10:33amNot too agressive for a New World style. Integrated floral aromas with some vanilla and apricot. Medium-bodied, slightly viscous. Rounds off with citrus zest in the finish.
Mar 26, 2012 at 10:30am
Added Mar 26, 2012 at 10:30amI like this because it's not too big. The flavors are softened, but still well structured. Good acidity with lemon mingling with the peachy fruit, lilac aromas, pleasing bitter bite in the finish.
Mar 26, 2012 at 10:27am
Added Mar 26, 2012 at 10:26amThe flavors are more "quiet" than other Viogniers. Good acidity toning down the fruit, which is more golden apple and less stone fruit, also less cheap perfume aromas, slightly toasty. Nicely done!