Tangerine, honeysuckle and green apple aroma. Peaches, apricots, pear and a hint of vanilla on the palate. Very crisp and zesty. A rich, round mouth feel.
Sourced fruit from some of the most sought-after California winegrowing regions to ensure both quality and diversity: Napa, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Tulare counties. It would take all the fun out of it if they relieved what exactly was in the blend, but there are definitely components used in Conundrum year-after-year that define the signature profile. Aside from a dash of creativity and a lot of dedication, they consistently include Chardonnay for its weight and complexity, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon for crisp acidity, Muscat Canelli for floral qualities and Viognier for unctuousness. The winemaker Jon Bolta takes great care in keeping each parcel of fruits separate throughout the entire winemaking process – often multiple lots of each in cool stainless steel tanks, to maintain fresh, crisp aromas and fruit flavours, and some in combination of seasoned and new French oak barrels for up to ten months. The end result is a multi-layered, yet well-balanced wine, with subtlety and complexity.