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Taste & Discover – Conundrum White by Caymus
Conundrum wines were born about 30 years ago, when Caymus Co-Founder Chuck Wagner sat at the dining room table mixing his wines to create the “perfect glass” to pair with his dinner. At that time, blending wines was almost unthinkable, but nevertheless, his hold experiments ushered in a whole new trend. Today, Conundrum is as original an idea as it was in the beginnings. With fruit sourced from renowned California winegrowing regions like Napa, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Sonoma, they ensure that the quality and diversity are both uncompromising. While the exact blend is kept under wraps, we can assure you that Conundrum white is always amazingly versatile and perfect for food pairing.
Ratings: 90 Points by Wilfred Wong
Acclaim: “Aromatic and striking, the 2015 Conundrum White Wine continues to add to its loyal following. By exhibiting fragrant flowers and ripe core fruits, this wine stays fine and consistent to its history. Its subtle sweetness in the finish pairs it well with Chinese chicken salad garnished with cilantro, sesame oil, and an accent of red chilies.” – Wilfred Wong
Tasting Notes: The only white in the Caymus stable, Conundrum is a multifaceted wine with an array of ripe, concentrated flavors – pear, honey, fig, vanilla, peach, and nectarine, finishing with lots of character and a dash of spice. The “puzzle” of Conundrum lies partly in guessing the percentages of those grape varieties used, because its exact composition is never revealed. A complex wine that lives up to its name, This slightly sweet wine pairs with asian cuisine and light, spicy food.
Winemakers’ Notes: Light in color — calling to mind shades of straw or sun-kissed blond hair — this wine opens with the evocative scents of apricot, pineapple, honeysuckle, and coconut. A slight flintiness of wet stone adds a layer of interest, due to a small portion of the wine being fermented in concrete tanks. Entry on the palate is creamy and soft, with lush flavors of Asian pear, Hawaiian fruit, apricot and brown spice. The finish brings just a wisp of acid to balance the richness of the fruit, with the distinct characteristics of each varietal in this blend creating a lasting harmonious impression.
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Vioginier, Chardonnay, Semillon
WineBaskets.com is delighted to offer Conundrum White by Caymus in our Coastal Cove Wine Case.