Conundrum Wines

California White Blend

8.8905 ratings
8.527 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
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

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
Cara J
8.0

Mediocre - sweet at first, but not much flavor after that.

Mediocre - sweet at first, but not much flavor after that.

8 people found it helpfulAug 5th, 2014
Byron C Mayes

Rich yellow in color which, along with the thick legs portends the weight of this wine. Very big in the mouth with an intense palate of tropical fruits and yellow and white flowers recalling the nose. Needs more acidity to balance the fruit, -- weren't previous vintages like that? -- but tasty nonetheless. Spicy foods are its friend.

Rich yellow in color which, along with the thick legs portends the weight of this wine. Very big in the mouth with an intense palate of tropical fruits and yellow and white flowers recalling the nose. Needs more acidity to balance the fruit, -- weren't previous vintages like that? -- but tasty nonetheless. Spicy foods are its friend.

4 people found it helpfulSep 16th, 2014
Bridget

One of my favorites!

One of my favorites!

3 people found it helpfulAug 10th, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

6.2

Residual sugar of auslese resiling with the butter and alcohol of American chardonnay. A cloying and garish granny wine.

Residual sugar of auslese resiling with the butter and alcohol of American chardonnay. A cloying and garish granny wine.

3 people found it helpfulJun 15th, 2014
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
Stephen Bonner

Luscious white blend. A bit off-dry with aromatic notes of peach, honeysuckle, apricot, and exotic spice.

Luscious white blend. A bit off-dry with aromatic notes of peach, honeysuckle, apricot, and exotic spice.

2 people found it helpfulJul 4th, 2014
Joe Blasko

A bit sweeter than I was looking for but complimented salmon.

A bit sweeter than I was looking for but complimented salmon.

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2016
Susan Lin

Business Development Belmont Wine Exchange, WSET Diploma candidate

8.3

Fresh and racy acidity, sharp fragrance of stone fruits and tropical fruits: nectarine, lychee, guava, honeydew melon, white blossom, undertone of wet stone minerality. Perception of sweetness is very high with predominant fruit. A very approachable, fruity and refreshing white for all tastes to start off the Super Bowl!

Fresh and racy acidity, sharp fragrance of stone fruits and tropical fruits: nectarine, lychee, guava, honeydew melon, white blossom, undertone of wet stone minerality. Perception of sweetness is very high with predominant fruit. A very approachable, fruity and refreshing white for all tastes to start off the Super Bowl!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 2nd, 2015