Manufacturer – Conundrum Wines
Vintage – 2016
Region – California
Sub Region – Paso Robles
Varietal – Rosé made from Valdiguié
Pricing – $20.00 – $21.99
Acidity – High
Alcohol Content – 13.1%
Bottle – The bottle is clear with beige label and pink/gold fonts.
Wine – The wine is a dark salmon almost coral/orange in color with a rim variation that turns lighter within the same color family.
I got strawberries and watermelon immediately on the nose. Stephanie sensed a cantaloupe-like melon.
Very light, clean and refreshing on the palate.
Stephanie’s initial reaction was that this wine tasted like summer with overripe cantaloupe and strawberries. I personally had strawberry and watermelon flavors along with a grapefruit/citrus component.
The finish was medium in length with strong minerality.
The Conundrum Rose by Conundrum Wines was one of our top two rose’s of Summer 2018. Full of fruit flavor, but not sweet. It was perfect for the 85-degree late Saturday evening we decided to open this bottle. Great showing from Conundrum on their new project!
Food – Light poultry dishes
Winemakers Tasting Notes
An alluring color of rose gold, this wine offers fresh scents of watermelon, strawberries and ripe peaches. Floral notes come through on the nose and carry over to the palate, along with flavors of berries, pomegranate and citrus. Both dry and round, layers of delicate and intense fruit flavors add a degree of character that can be elusive in a Rosé. The finish on this wine is light and bright, with a floral quality blending seamlessly with the lushness of its fruit.
About Conundrum Wines
It all began at the dinner table. Charlie Wagner Sr., who co-founded Caymus Vineyards in 1972 with his wife, Lorna, and son, Chuck, would mix wines to find the perfect glass to pair with his meal. No one blended wines back then, so his experiment was pretty radical.
Fast forward to 1989, when Conundrum White was born, quickly taking off with its mysterious, tropical notes and amazing versatility. Conundrum Red, serious yet approachable, was introduced in 2011. Today, it’s Charlie’s grandson, Charlie Wagner II, who keeps Conundrum as original as ever.