Charles Wagner Family

Conundrum California Red Blend

8.9336 ratings
8.53 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
TheSkip

I thought I was going to hate this wine. But, much like McDonalds French fries, it has undeniable likeability.

It reminds me almost exactly like Red Schooner, the Malbec from Wagner. The nose is very similar, the color remains impenetrable red and the hyper-oak-vanillization is apparent. Given that this is about half the price, it's certainly in the McDonald's happy meal realm.

I thought I was going to hate this wine. But, much like McDonalds French fries, it has undeniable likeability.

It reminds me almost exactly like Red Schooner, the Malbec from Wagner. The nose is very similar, the color remains impenetrable red and the hyper-oak-vanillization is apparent. Given that this is about half the price, it's certainly in the McDonald's happy meal realm.

9 people found it helpfulSep 27th, 2016
Jonathan Wall

Disgusting. ... let me tell you how I really feel; taste like an overblown, synthetic, lab manipulated, Caymus knock off.

Disgusting. ... let me tell you how I really feel; taste like an overblown, synthetic, lab manipulated, Caymus knock off.

2 people found it helpfulOct 17th, 2017
Yelena Iglanova

Purplish red, sweet berries on the nose. Juicy, full body, slightly sweet. Raspberries, strawberries, violets, vanilla, lavender and toasted oak. Velvety tannin.

Purplish red, sweet berries on the nose. Juicy, full body, slightly sweet. Raspberries, strawberries, violets, vanilla, lavender and toasted oak. Velvety tannin.

2 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2016
Briana Smith Koroscil

Love this smooth and tasty.

Love this smooth and tasty.

2 people found it helpfulOct 12th, 2016
Patrick Fishman

Yummyyyyyy

Yummyyyyyy

2 people found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2016
Phil Gurin

Begins with notes of mocha and berry with a tasty blend, but a bit hot on the finish

Begins with notes of mocha and berry with a tasty blend, but a bit hot on the finish

2 people found it helpfulSep 11th, 2016
Max Gottesfeld

Bold rich smooth with some heat on the finish. Easy to like.

Bold rich smooth with some heat on the finish. Easy to like.

2 people found it helpfulSep 9th, 2016
Emilie Gour

I had this wine at Lawry's Prime Rib for the first time, it was on their limited menu. This is one of my favorite wines, It didn't have that sour, vinegar taste that you get with some wines. It was a beautiful rich flavor, thick dark color wine, with clear flavors of caramel and berry. I am very picky with wines, and like a certain style of wine, and this falls into what I like.

I had this wine at Lawry's Prime Rib for the first time, it was on their limited menu. This is one of my favorite wines, It didn't have that sour, vinegar taste that you get with some wines. It was a beautiful rich flavor, thick dark color wine, with clear flavors of caramel and berry. I am very picky with wines, and like a certain style of wine, and this falls into what I like.

1 person found it helpfulDec 16th, 2017
William Michael

Dark rich a ton of fruit really well made. A long and some how sweet finish. Would never know it's 15.2% alcohol Like it!

Dark rich a ton of fruit really well made. A long and some how sweet finish. Would never know it's 15.2% alcohol Like it!

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2017
Mal
8.1

This is a sweet Zin ! Nuff said... no need to ramble on

This is a sweet Zin ! Nuff said... no need to ramble on

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2017