Conundrum White Blend 2019
A golden sun-kissed hue, this wine opens with scents of fresh, delicate fruits – apricot, pear, green apple, citrus and a hint of peach. The combination of clean, bright aromas carries over to the palate, which features vibrant, natural acidity on entry. A light viscosity adds texture, filling the mouth with voluptuous yet subtle fruit flavors. The finish offers a distinct lemon/lime character that playfully balances between lush and crisp, inviting the discovery of different dimensions with every sip.
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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.