2005 Conundrum White Proprietary Blend California
495 Ratings
Detail
495 Ratings
2005 Conundrum White Proprietary Blend California

Winemaker's Notes

Number 19 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!The "puzzle" of Conundrum—we never reveal its exact composition—comes in part from the range of grape varieties we use, in part from where and how the grapes are grown, and in part from the way we treat each vineyard lot in winemaking before making the final blend. To me, this vintage shows an exceptional integration of these layers, with aromas of peach/apricot and honeysuckle; flavors of apricot, green melon and pear backed by notes of tropical fruit and sp...

Shipping Information

Free shipping with a purchase of 12 bottles or more.

Free shipping with a purchase of 12 bottles bottles or more.

Number 19 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!The "puzzle" of Conundrum—we never reveal its exact composition—comes in part from the range of grape varieties we use, in part from where and how the grapes are grown, and in part from the way we treat each vineyard lot in winemaking before making the final blend. To me, this vintage shows an exceptional integration of these layers, with aromas of peach/apricot and honeysuckle; flavors of apricot, green melon and pear backed by notes of tropical fruit and sp...

  • User Avatar

    light plum taste sweet grape scent long finish well balanced drank 07/10

    4 months
Expert Reviews
Read all 3 expert reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95
  • 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 1992 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93