(2010 Vintage) Wine Spectator: This delicious blend of five white wine grapes (Chardonnay, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Muscat) is one of the best of its type from California. It’s a complex 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. Delicious.
black pepper, oregano, mango, pineapple and a smooth undertone of chalk through the nose. off dry palette with green pepper, pear and lavender notes through the finish. slightly viscous mouthfeel. om nom nom
off dry to slightly sweet. good for spicy Asian food. consistent style over many vintages.
Lots of different flavors but almost too many. Very fruity and easy drinking.
A great celebration wine or something sweet in the summer
Santi likes it a lot. I think it's ok.
good, but a little sweet
Sweet, bright, pineapple
very good, smooth
- about 4 years
- almost 4 years
Wine & Spirits(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(1992 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
Wine Advocate(1994 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95