Conundrum White Blend 2001
The Muscat Canelli, which thrives in a warmer climate, contributes concentrated tropical, orange flower and spice aromas and flavors, while the Viognier and Sémillon add other floral notes-suggesting verbena and honeysuckle. The Chardonnay brings a lush, round mouthfeel and apple/pear and creamy butter flavors, and the Sauvignon Blanc adds body as well as notes of ripe green melon and sweet citrus.
We believe the aromas and flavors of this wine are best enjoyed when it is chilled slightly.
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. Since then, we have created Conundrum Red, Conundrum Blanc de Blanc and Conundrum Rosé.
Today it’s Charlie Sr.’s grandson and namesake, Charlie Wagner, who keeps Conundrum as inventive as ever. He loves how there are no rules when it comes to making these wines, and each has a unique style. They also share a tradition of showcasing the best wine regions California has to offer. We have ventured to vineyards from Napa to Santa Barbara County and everywhere in between in search of the best places to grow the varietals featured in each of our offerings. “Conundrum” means a riddle or puzzle, and it is endlessly intriguing to create wines that defy easy categorization, their blends never fully revealed but a mystery to be savored.