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2010 Conundrum White
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42 Ratings
2010 Conundrum White

Wine Description

Notes on the Conundrum White Table Wine 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: Conundrum is truly a California wine, including grapes from the Napa, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Tulare counties. For the 2005 vintage, grapes were brought in over a two and a-half month period beginning August 30th - a couple weeks later than normal. Sauvignon Blanc was first, coming from eight different Napa Valley vineyards, where the warm weather can bring out this grape's green-melon-like character at one vineyard site and its fresh-cut-grass character at another site. The next grape variety to ripen was Muscat Canelli, read more...from warm Tulare County. Muscat is the grape that gives Conundrum its high-toned, floral aroma, along with some equally floral, cool-climate Viognier we grew in Monterey County. We also grew most of our Chardonnay and other varietals in Monterey County, one of the coolest, driest growing regions in California. The long season there—we harvested Chardonnay through November 19—allows the grapes to develop deeply ripe flavors and golden color while retaining great natural acidity. Because we wanted to maintain the individual character of each grape variety from each vineyard site, we chose to ferment about one-quarter of the lots in stainless steel (to maintain freshness and crispness). For complexity and texture, we fermented and aged most of the wines, three-quarters, in oak barrels, some new and some seasoned, for up to ten months. When it was time to put the blend together, we had almost sixty different flavor layers to work with. 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 spicy vanilla; a lush, creamy texture; and a crisp, balancing finish with lingering notes of citrus. CONUNDRUM WHITE TABLE WINE 2005 (hide)

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Notes on the Conundrum White Table Wine 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: Conundrum is truly a California wine, including grapes from the Napa, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Tulare counties. For the 2005 vintage, grapes were brought in over a two and a-half month period beginning August 30th - a couple weeks later than normal. Sauvignon Blanc was first, coming from eight different Napa Valley vineyards, where the warm weather can bring out this grape's green-melon-like character at one vineyard site and its fresh-cut-grass character at another site. The next grape variety to ripen was Muscat Canelli, read more...from warm Tulare County. Muscat is the grape that gives Conundrum its high-toned, floral aroma, along with some equally floral, cool-climate Viognier we grew in Monterey County. We also grew most of our Chardonnay and other varietals in Monterey County, one of the coolest, driest growing regions in California. The long season there—we harvested Chardonnay through November 19—allows the grapes to develop deeply ripe flavors and golden color while retaining great natural acidity. Because we wanted to maintain the individual character of each grape variety from each vineyard site, we chose to ferment about one-quarter of the lots in stainless steel (to maintain freshness and crispness). For complexity and texture, we fermented and aged most of the wines, three-quarters, in oak barrels, some new and some seasoned, for up to ten months. When it was time to put the blend together, we had almost sixty different flavor layers to work with. 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 spicy vanilla; a lush, creamy texture; and a crisp, balancing finish with lingering notes of citrus. CONUNDRUM WHITE TABLE WINE 2005 (hide)

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    fiveseveneighty

    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

    over 1 year
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    metagon

    off dry to slightly sweet. good for spicy Asian food. consistent style over many vintages.

    about 2 years
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    Jonathan Davies

    very nice

    over 1 year
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    ewm1965

    Lots of different flavors but almost too many. Very fruity and easy drinking.

    11 months
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    kblaha2

    A great celebration wine or something sweet in the summer

    over 2 years
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    travisensenat

    Santi likes it a lot. I think it's ok.

    almost 2 years
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    surruhbear

    Sweet, bright, pineapple

    1 day
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    scootn112

    good, but a little sweet

    over 2 years
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    hartwick62

    very good, smooth

    over 1 year
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    dancergrrrl

    white favorite

    9 months
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    Jjezek

    Sweet. Good.

    10 months
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    trueid

    10 months
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    jason.bigley.3

    6 months
Expert Reviews
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    "What is that wonderfully robust, floral and bright tropical taste? Is it green apple, tangerine or honeysuckle? Could it possibly be apricot, melon, pear or light vanilla? That's the Conundrum. Our proprietarily secretive blend of California white grapes create a lush, creamy texture that leads to the mouth-watering question, 'Mmmm, what’s in there?' We’re not telling. Can you guess?" -Winery