Conundrum White 2013
From our first vintage in 1989, we were determined to make a dramatically different white-wine blend that would surpass the scope of single-varietal wines. Conundrum White has tantalized palates and turned traditional winemaking on its head for over twenty years. Conundrum White offers a wonderfully robust, floral and bright tropical taste.
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?
External Reviews for Conundrum White
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.
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.
Food Pairings for Conundrum White
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