2010 Conundrum White Blend (Previously $20)
Wonderfully effusive, a bouquet of honeysuckle and jasmine gives way to ripe, fleshy peach, pear, tangerine and melon notes. Rich flavors and supple textures are matched by a refreshing acidity. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Muscat Canelli and Sémillon.
An offbeat blend of several white varieties including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. It’s a little on the sweet, simple side, with spicy flavors of apricots, honeysuckle flowers, citrus fruits, vanilla bean and gingersnap cookies. Should be pretty good with Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese fare.
Last of vintage! It's hardly a conundrum anymore. While the exact blend remains a secret, the 2010 Conundrum delivers its promise of being an exotic, food-friendly white wine, neither too rich nor too light, with just the right balance of richness, acdity, and spice. It consists of both popular and esoteric white grapes, including--but in no special order--Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier and Muscat Canelli.The various lots are fermented separately. Some are aged in stainless steel while others are aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels. Thus the final final cuvée exhibits the best of what both methods impart in harmonious balance. This a quintessential sipper offering copious amounts of ripe, silky fruit, tropical in nature, along with vanilla notes, honeysuckle and peach.