"Sourced from premier California winegrowing regions, Conundrum Red features dark red varietals including Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is serious yet lighthearted, complex and approachable. With lavish flavors of cherries and baking chocolate, this wine has granular tannins that provide a smooth and grippy character. Be daring and drink slightly chilled to enhance the fruit profile and enjoy any time of year."-Winemaker Notes
"Conundrum Red was created as a sibling wine to Conundrum White, which got its start in 1989. The late Charlie Wagner Sr., who founded Caymus Vineyards with his wife Lorna and son Chuck, would mix wines at the dinner table to find the perfect pairing for his meal. Blending wines was unheard of back then, but Conundrum White quickly took off, its inventiveness a perfect match for the diverse foods emerging at the time. Fast-forward to 2011. Namesake Charlie Wagner followed in his grandfathers footsteps with the first release of Conundrum Red embracing the chance to explore premier vineyards throughout California and produce a wine with no rules. He maintains that philosophy today, crediting wine drinkers with an open-mindedness that has propelled Conundrum Red to ever greater popularity. The future, Charlie says, feels wide open.-Winery Notes
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Twenty-five years later, we're still exploring.
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.