Charles Wagner Family

Conundrum California White Blend

8.7185 ratings
8.65 pro ratings
California, USA
Chardonnay, Sémillon, Muscat Canelli, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Quinoa, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Tomato-Based, Goat & Feta Cheese, Salads & Greens, Fruit Desserts, Blue Cheese
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In 1989 Conundrum was born, started by Charlie Wagner's grandfather mixing wines & ended up with this unique, different and interesting white-wine blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon & Muscat Canelli. Straw yellow with complex aromas from citrus to sweet. Palate showed tastes of sweet tropical fruit, ripe peaches, apricots and melons, with a touch of unusual spices, with an edge, very original. The finish is about medium and paired well with food. Nice! Consistent with last 3 vintages.

In 1989 Conundrum was born, started by Charlie Wagner's grandfather mixing wines & ended up with this unique, different and interesting white-wine blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon & Muscat Canelli. Straw yellow with complex aromas from citrus to sweet. Palate showed tastes of sweet tropical fruit, ripe peaches, apricots and melons, with a touch of unusual spices, with an edge, very original. The finish is about medium and paired well with food. Nice! Consistent with last 3 vintages.

Jun 14th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.7

Medium to deep golden yellow. Thick nose with honeycomb and a touch of stone fruits. Low acidity (4.5/10) with a medium body. Rich a touch sweet on the palate with notes of citrus and tropical fruits. A bit sour and tart in the medium length finish. Very drinkable and doing insanely well for being 15 years old. Drink now.

Medium to deep golden yellow. Thick nose with honeycomb and a touch of stone fruits. Low acidity (4.5/10) with a medium body. Rich a touch sweet on the palate with notes of citrus and tropical fruits. A bit sour and tart in the medium length finish. Very drinkable and doing insanely well for being 15 years old. Drink now.

Jul 30th, 2017
Bridget

One of my favorites!

One of my favorites!

3 people found it helpfulAug 10th, 2015
Todd Abrams

Exotic fruit aromatics and a bit of sweetness lead to a thin, ponderous finish. Approximately 8 billion better wines at this price.

Exotic fruit aromatics and a bit of sweetness lead to a thin, ponderous finish. Approximately 8 billion better wines at this price.

2 people found it helpfulApr 29th, 2015
DAL 9000

Creamy thick sweet lemony burst in the middle.

Creamy thick sweet lemony burst in the middle.

Mar 13th, 2019
Frank Kuo

Color of egg white. Nose of sweet honey and flowering note, ginger, and a bit creamy and nutty. Taste has additional spicy and mineral note while sweet note is very marginal. Aftertaste is quite short with a bit bitter note. I will expect more from the blend.

Color of egg white. Nose of sweet honey and flowering note, ginger, and a bit creamy and nutty. Taste has additional spicy and mineral note while sweet note is very marginal. Aftertaste is quite short with a bit bitter note. I will expect more from the blend.

Dec 28th, 2018
David Brown

Typical Conundrum. Easy to drink. Sweet and tart play off each other.

Typical Conundrum. Easy to drink. Sweet and tart play off each other.

Nov 22nd, 2018
Rufus King

Thick, Riesling-like white blend at The Local in Wellesley

Thick, Riesling-like white blend at The Local in Wellesley

Nov 7th, 2018
Theresa Reno-Weber

A little sweeter, but not quite a Riesling. Really like it!

A little sweeter, but not quite a Riesling. Really like it!

Aug 7th, 2018
Marc Bergeron

Excellent blend!

Excellent blend!

Jul 28th, 2018