Zierfandler is a new offbeat white wine grape for me, with at least this bottle yielding fantastic results. If I recall correctly, Crush in NYC was pushing this wine as a white wine of the year for them, and I know that David S. in the WA gave it a real positive write-up. I have to agree with both sources:
2006 Stadlmann Zierfandler Mandel-Hoh Niederosterreich. This wine is a real eye-opener. It opens with lovely and lively aromas of orange blossoms, rosewater, honeydew melon, clover honey and soft tangerine that are delightfully engaging. In the mouth, it has a gentle tug of sweet fruit to it, along with a perfectly cohesive but gentle texture. It displays just enough lift and an easy-going acidic drive. Flavors of peach, grapefruit, chalk and white pepper are in fine balance and the wine feels just so refined and drinkable. This is just really nice.