Conundrum Red Blend 2014 Front Label
Conundrum Red Blend 2014 Front LabelConundrum Red Blend 2014 Front Bottle ShotConundrum Red Blend 2014 Back Bottle Shot

Conundrum Red Blend 2014

  • WW90
750ML / 15.2% ABV
Other Vintages
  • WW90
  • WW89
  • WW90
All Vintages
Regular price
Currently Unavailable $22.99
Try the
25
22 99
Save $2.01 (8%)
0
Limit Reached
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Ships Fri, Jul 8
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 0
4.1 154 Ratings
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

4.1 154 Ratings
750ML / 15.2% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The winery continues the tradition of bending the rules with Conundrum Red. Serious yet down-to-earth, this wine knows no boundaries. Created from dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, this wine offers layers of rich flavor that slowly trails off. Behold and serve slightly chilled.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WW 90
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
A mouthful of red wine, the 2014 Conundrum Red fills the palate with plenty of ripe fruit flavors. Layered and somewhat sweet, this wine delivers an attractive smooth silkiness that continues through its finish. Give it a slight chill and enjoy with a pepperoni pizza. (Tasted: September 11, 2017, San Francisco, CA)
View More
Conundrum

Conundrum

View all products
Conundrum, California
Conundrum Charlie Wagner, Owner and Winemaker Winery Image

It all began at the dinner table. Charlie Wagner Sr. – who co-founded Caymus Vineyards in 1972 with wife Lorna and son Chuck – would mix wines to find the perfect glass to pair with his meal. No one blended wines back then, so his experiment was pretty radical. Fast forward to 1989, when Conundrum White was born, quickly taking off with its mysterious, tropical notes and amazing versatility.

Today it’s Charlie Sr.’s grandson and namesake, Charlie Wagner, who keeps Conundrum as inventive as ever. He launched Conundrum Red, a wine that is both lighthearted and serious. Charlie loves how there are no single-varietal rules when it comes to making these wines, and each has a unique style. They also showcase some of the best wine regions California has to offer, from Napa Valley to Santa Barbara County and many places in between.

Image for California Red Wine content section
View all products

California is a winemaking colossus; by itself it is the fourth largest producer in the world. Red wine accounts for 56% of the total by volume, and red grapes 63% of total acres planted. In addition, a number of California red wines are heralded as being among the most prestigious and sought-after wines in the world.

While the state’s incredibly diverse geography, soils and microclimates allow for a wide array of styles, the key factor unifying California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season. This leads to well-developed fruit marked both by impressive ripeness and balancing acidity.

The state’s most famous red wine region, of course, is Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon reigns as king. But California boasts a wealth of other impressive appellations. The much larger and climatically varied Sonoma County also produces world class California Cabernet, along with wonderful examples of California Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.

Fine versions of Cabernet and Zinfandel hail from Paso Robles as well, which is also gaining fame with Rhone varietals like Syrah and Grenache. As for Pinot Noir, terrific examples can be found from AVA’s such as Anderson Valley, Carneros, Santa Lucia Highlands and Sta. Rita Hills. Wineries in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties are making wonderful Syrahs, and the Sierra Foothill appellations are proving to be an experimental hotbed, with Italian and Spanish varietals employed to great effect.

This of course is a mere sketch. The subject of California red wine is as deep and broad as an ocean, and absolutely a joy to explore!

Image for  content section
View all products
SOU415024_2014 Item# 159319

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...