Conundrum White 2020 Wine Review
California, United States
Community Reviews: 8
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
Produced by Charles F. Wagner, prop., Conundrum 2020 is a crowd-pleaser, easy-to-love white wine blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli and Viognier sourced from wine regions Napa Valley to Santa Barbara County. Off-dry, medium-plus-bodied and luxurious with a mouthful of tropical fruit, stone fruit, honeydew melon and fresh lychee flavours generous and finishing long on the palate. Chill and enjoy with Thai or mildly spiced seafood dishes.
White food pairings: coquilles St Jacques, Greek salad, salmon tartare served on shaved carrot and zucchini.
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This Conundrum White 2020 was reviewed on August 13, 2022 by Natalie MacLean
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|Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
From California, the 2020 Conundrum is a blast of fruit and freshness, showing aromas of pear, peach, lime peel, saline, spice and vanilla. Medium body with a soft acidity, this blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli and Viognier will please at the very first sip. Palate: starfruit, yellow apple, honeysuckle, saline, butter, spice and pie crust. Will be a great summer sipper. Enjoy!
|Craig Haynes - WSET3 FWS SWS IWS rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
What I like the most about this white blend is its big bouquet. It brims with beautiful expressions of kiwi, melon, pear, peach and honey suckle. These scents’ charismatic presence complements this wine’s flavour profile, a delicious place where citrus and stone fruit stand centre stage. This wine has touched wood, but the wood’s influence is not overstated for this wine’s aromas and flavours.
Crafted with chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, semillon, muscat cornelli and viognier, this Californian feels medium bodied, textured and pleasingly fresh. Enjoy.
Reviewed March 2022
|Lori Kilmartin WSET3 - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
An interesting blend of wines make up this California white: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli and Viognier. Very aromatic - which I attribute to the Viognier and Muscat. Tropical fruit wafts from the glass before you even get your nose to it. Floral and white stone fruit are dominant. On the palate peach and apricot and a touch of spice. Very smooth, velvet mouthfeel with low/medium acidity. Dry (5 g/l) and medium body with 13.5% alcohol. Tasted March 22/2022
|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Refreshing, rich, and fragrant, this is a lovely California blended wine that I think would appeal to those who enjoy a slightly sweeter wine (due to the ripe fruit notes and aromatics), or a drier wine (only 5g/l). Made from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli and Viognier, aromatics include golden apple, honeysuckle, apricot, pineapple, and just a hint of stony minerality. Medium+ bodied on the palate with rounded ripe fruit, light floral hints, and a touch of honey. I enjoyed this with baked tilapia, but this would pair nicely with any fish, chicken, or even a lighter pork dish.
|Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Floral on the nose with notes of ripe pear, delicate white flower, peach, passionfruit, banana candy, hints of pineapple, honey and mineral notes.
Medium-bodied and dry on the palate with a pleasant mouthfeel and balanced acidity, and notes of pear, honeydew, and lime, and a slight sharp finish.
Pork chops served with a pear sauce would pair nicely.
Tasted April 2022
|Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Produced by son Charlie of the famed Wager clan, this Cali blend is made for sipping! Aromatic, floral-pineapple-melon-apple nose and smooth, almost creamy palate. Medium-bodied. Chill well and enjoy with soft, mild cheeses, light salads, fresh air and sun!
Tasted March 2022
|Conundrum 2020 is a crowd-pleaser white wine blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli and Viognier sourced from wine regions Napa Valley to Santa Barbara County. Off-dry and medium-plus-bodied, the wine is a silky mouthful of tropical fruit, stone fruit, honeydew melon, lime zest, briny mineral and vanilla flavours generous on the palate. - Community Wine Reviews|
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