(From 2012 Vintage) Fresh fajitas. Relaxing before dinner. A night out for Thai or Vietnamese. Conundrum White goes with them all. Sourced from California’s premier winegrowing regions, this wine is both exotic and bright, a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli and Viognier. It lures you in with scents of apricot, pear and honeysuckle, and if you’re paying attention, orange and lemon meringue pie. Initial sweetness is balanced by natural acidity, and we love the hint of oak that plays with flavors of peach, apple and citrus. The long finish will leave you longing for another glass.
2006 Caymus Conundrum 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 spicy vanilla; a lush, creamy texture; and a crisp, balancing finish with lingering notes of citrus. The Caymus Conundrum California White Blend has gained a loyal following; appealing to wine critics and consumers alike. Still today, it is unlike any other white wine blend. True to its original intention, Conundrum is an exciting blend of different varieties from several viticultural areas read more...of California (the exact blend is not revealed)This is a California Wine. (hide)
"There is no wine in all of California comparable to Conundrum. It's made from a blend of grapes grown all over the state, and you can almost taste the flavors of each and every varietal: There's lush Chardonnay and Semillon, crisp Sauvignon Blanc, intense Viognier and spicy, aromatic Muscat." ~Food & Wine
always heard a lot of hype about this white. found it to be very buttery, yes... a bit complex but too heavy on the peach and/ or muscat vibes for my taste. just a little better than avg IMO
blend of white wine. a little sweet but very nice and unique taste
god til thai mad muscat amerikansk frugt blandet karakter
4/5; very good, great everyday wine
Nice oak and malalactic smoothness
opened up at a higher temp
too fruity nose, too sweet
Too sweet...don't like
Wine Advocate(From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
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.