Not an off-beat white to me since I drink quite a bit of Italien whites (a real bargain area), especially Arneis. A favorite of mine every vintage I've tried, this '06 bottling is in a good spot now. Takes some air to come to life but soon hits its stride with a floral blast on the noes and round, full flavors of peach, pear and honey on the tongue with a smidgen of nuttiness thrown in for good measure. excellent by itself, but with enough acidity to stand up to a dinner.
Sounds very nice, Dan. I've not explored too many dry Italian whites (the handful I tried from Fiano, Trebbiano & Corvina I found a bit too soft and waxy for my liking without the acid I look for) - but this sounds very nice. Is Arneis a grape for higher acidity?