Conundrum White 2012

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From the second you pour your first glass, you are invited in with intriguing aromas of green apple, tangerine, and honeysuckle blossoms. The taste is best described as exotic with layers of peach, apricot nectar, green melon and pear, overlaid with subtle notes of citrus zest and spicy vanilla. A rich, round mouth-feel supported by fresh acidity, brings the complexity of this wine into balance.

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Conundrum Wines:
What is that wonderfully robust, floral and bright tropical taste? Is it green apple, tangerine or honeysuckle? Could it possibly be apricot, melon, pear or light vanilla? That’s the Conundrum. Our proprietarily blend of California white grapes create a lush, creamy texture that leads to the mouth-watering question, “Mmmm, what’s in there?” We’re not telling. Can you guess?

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Snooth User: rlb4227
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1.50 5
03/12/2014

A little harsh with alcohol. Mild buttery flavors with some cherry and pear. Not terribly impressed.


Snooth User: wine sublime
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0.00 5
04/24/2014

problem with Condrum 2012 from Trader Joes in Dallas ...almost fermented tasting...as in little tiny bubbles bought 2 bottles both the same


External Reviews for Conundrum White

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
06/28/2014

A proprietary blend of all sorts of popular (and obscure) white grapes. While they don’t ever give you the blend, we can guess there’s some Gewurztraminer from the exotic, floral nose, some Chardonnay or Grenache Blanc by the weight, and maybe some Sauvignon Blanc by the grapefruit notes and crisp mouthfeel. Just off-dry with lots of fruit, this is one to pair with a variety of savory or spicy dishes, but I like it just chilled on the porch.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

Descriptions like ‘Wildly aromatic... an intense, delicious wine barely able to contain itself.’ San Francisco Chronicle , and ‘There is no wine in all of California comparable to Conundrum.’ Food & Wine and ‘Voluptuous, layered, remarkably complex, full-bodied, rich, spicy and with dazzling persistence of flavor.’ Whitley On Wine and ‘Rich and lush, full bodied yet silky on the palate.’ Wine Enthusiast Magazine have become the norm for Conundrum, a blend of five white grapes (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier and Muscat) that defies convention while stimulating both the palate and the imagination. From the owners of Caymus Vineyards and winemaker Jon Bolta, who created Conundrum as a non traditional white wine blend designed to pair with the creative dishes being offered by the new generation of chefs.


External Review
Source: Grand Wine Cellar
04/29/2013

Floral bouquet nose with a dominance of honeysuckle. Muscat is the defining/alluring factor in the aroma of this wine. Enters round with a Chardonnay weight to it then quickly lightens up to reveal the additional varietals. Sauvignon Blanc adds an herbal element while the Viognier adds a spicy character. The Chardonnay brings weight mid palate and Muscat adds an undeniable honey character to finish things off.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/15/2014

Aromas of tangerine, green apple and honeysuckle with exotic flavors of peach, apricot and tropical fruit. Wonderful as an aperitif, or pair it with an array of flavorful dishes such as fresh seafood, salads, spicy cuisine, fish tacos and burgers. Best served chilled with family and friends. - Winemaker: Jon Bolta


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
06/28/2014

Offers the aroma of a citrus orchard in bloom. Tastes sweet without being cloying, showing fig, apricot, exotic spice and melon flavors. Ends clean and pure. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Muscat Canelli. Drink now..


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
10/10/2013

Gorgeous aromas of apricot, honeysuckle, and vanilla and lime zest enhance a deeply-flavored palate of tropical fruit, peach, pear and honeydew melon flavors. The complexity of this wine is brought into balance with a rich, round, soft texture; fresh, supportive acidity; and a stunning, satisfying finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/24/2014

Offers the aroma of a citrus orchard in bloom. Tastes sweet without being cloying, showing fig, apricot, exotic spice and melon flavors. Ends clean and pure. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Muscat Canelli. Drink now.



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From the second you pour your first glass, you are invited in with intriguing aromas of green apple, tangerine, and honeysuckle blossoms. The taste is best described as exotic with layers of peach, apricot nectar, green melon and pear, overlaid with subtle notes of citrus zest and spicy vanilla. A rich, round mouth-feel supported by fresh acidity, brings the complexity of this wine into balance.

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