2003 Conundrum White Proprietary Blend California
502 Ratings
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502 Ratings
2003 Conundrum White Proprietary Blend California

Winemaker's Notes

The conundrum-or puzzle-of this wine's exact composition was meant to be elusive. 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 heig...

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The conundrum-or puzzle-of this wine's exact composition was meant to be elusive. 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 heig...

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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2008 Vintage) Made by Caymus, one of the best wine producers in all the Napa Valley, Conundrum is one of the most interesting wines I've had in a long time. Aromas of flowers, sweet fruit, and spice waft up and lure you into the wine. It starts off fruity with flavors of peaches, apricots, lemon and other citrus fruits, and continues in a seamless line until the finish. The finish is not a fruity as the rest of the wine and has flavors of orange peel and mineral in an off-dry style. No one knows what's in it and that's the conundrum, but who really cares? It tastes great and is perfect for the summer.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93