The conundrum-or puzzle-of this wine's exact composition was meant to be elusive. With all the grapes coming into the winery in optimal condition in 2002, the flavors were especially easy to integrate. The Chardonnay and classic Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon combination in the blend work together beyond their individual characteristics to produce rounded, tart/sweet flavors and a dense mouthfeel. Similarly, the wine's distinctive spicy-floral aroma combines aspects of the Viognier and Muscat Canelli that are essential contributors. While carrying on Conundrum's signature taste profile, this vintage seems marked by heightened notes of pears, honeysuckle and vanilla in its aromas, an especially lush, creamy texture, and a lemony finish that balances the wine's core flavors of tropical fruits, peach/apricot and green melon.
We suggest serving this wine lightly chilled.