Conundrum Wines

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.

Conundrum Proprietary White 2016
Wilfred Wong 91 “I find it hard to believe that this wine has been around for more than a quarter of a century. I was there and tasted the first Conundrum, and I found it quite fascinating then It was a white wine of a different sort and wine that I needed a little time before understanding it.
Item Number: 31226
Bottle:$17.95

Conundrum Proprietary Red 2016 3.0L
“Sourced from premier California winegrowing regions, Conundrum Red features dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. With a deep, inky hue almost as dark as blackberries, this wine opens on the nose with scents of chocolatey coffee, sweet oak, fresh plums, floral blossoms and the
Item Number: 30984
Bottle:$79.95
Case: $79.95
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Conundrum Proprietary Red 2016
“Sourced from premier California winegrowing regions, Conundrum Red features dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. It is rich, complex and approachable. With lush flavors of cherries and baking chocolate, this wine has fine tannins that create a silky smoothness. Be daring and
Item Number: 30310
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Conundrum Proprietary Red 2015 3.0L
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Wilfred Wong 90 “Some like it sweet, many like it dry, and still others simply enjoy wine as a cocktail for light social occasions, fun pizza parties, and casual outdoor barbecues. The 2015 Conundrum Red offers loads of juicy black fruits, a layered textured on the palate, and just a touch of

Conundrum Proprietary Red 2015
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“The winery continues the tradition of bending the rules with Conundrum Red. Serious yet down-to-earth, this wine knows no boundaries. Created from dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, this wine offers layers of rich flavor that slowly trails off. Behold and serve slightly

Conundrum Proprietary White 2015
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"Light in color -- calling to mind shades of straw or sun-kissed blond hair -- this wine opens with the evocative scents of apricot, pineapple, honeysuckle, and coconut. A slight flintiness of wet stone adds a layer of interest, due to a small portion of the wine being fermented in concrete tanks.

Conundrum '25th Anniversary' Proprietary Red 2014 3.0L
"The winery continues the tradition of bending the rules with Conundrum Red. Serious yet down-to-earth, this wine knows no boundaries. Created from dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, this wine offers layers of rich flavor that slowly trail off. Behold and serve slightly

Conundrum 25th Anniversary Proprietary White 2014 3.0L
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Fragrant and juicy, offering a charming mix of honeysuckle, peach, apple and lemon verbena, set on a light and effortless frame. A mouthwatering vein runs throughout. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon and Muscat Canelli."-WS  "Its production began with my

Conundrum '25th Anniversary' Proprietary Red 2013 3.0L
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"Silky round entry with acid to balance with high fruit concentration. The nose leaves no doubt about the seriousness of this wine. The palate is fruit driven both before and after the high tannin middle core. The finish is long, not drying of tannin, and beckons a second sip."~Winery Notes 

Conundrum Proprietary Red 2014
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"Twenty-five years ago, we introduced Conundrum as an exotic, enticing white blend--now Conundrum Red continues this tradition, bending the rules in its own unique way. Serious yet down-to-earth, this wine knows no boundaries. Pair it with everything from pizza to tandoori to fajitas to BBQ. Its

Conundrum '25th Anniversary' Proprietary White 2014
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Fragrant and juicy, offering a charming mix of honeysuckle, peach, apple and lemon verbena, set on a light and effortless frame. A mouthwatering vein runs throughout. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon and Muscat Canelli. Drink now."-WS  " John Bolta worked the

Conundrum Rose 2015
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"This wine has a light pink hue whose warmth is enhanced by subtle undertones of earthy copper. It opens on the nose with the bright quality of red fruit, evoking the scent of hard candy. Lavender and floral notes come through on the palate, along with the lushness of ripe, fresh strawberries. The

Conundrum '25th Anniversary' Proprietary Red 2013
"Silky round entry with acid to balance with high fruit concentration. The nose leaves no doubt about the seriousness of this wine. The palate is fruit driven both before and after the high tannin middle core. The finish is long, not drying of tannin, and beckons a second sip."~Winery Notes~

Conundrum Proprietary White 2013 375ml
"Aromas of tangerine, green apple and honeysuckle with exotic flavors of peach, apricot and tropical fruit. Wonderful as an aperitif, or pair it with an array of flavorful dishes such as fresh seafood, salads, spicy cuisine, fish tacos and burgers. Best served chilled with family and

Conundrum Proprietary White 2013
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"Gorgeous aromas of apricot, honeysuckle, vanilla, and lime zest enhance a deeply-flavored palate of tropical fruit, peach, pear and honeydew melon. The complexity of this wine is brought into balance with a rich, round, soft texture; fresh, supportive acidity; and a stunning, satisfying

Conundrum Proprietary Red 2012
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"NOSE:  Almost floral, with tones of lavender, dried berries, baking chocolate, bacon bits.  Aromas are rich, velvety and wonderfully appealing. PALATE:   Silky round entry with acid to balance and high fruit concentration.  The nose leaves no doubt about the seriousness of this wine. The palate is

Conundrum Proprietary White 2012
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"From the second you pour the first glass, you are invited in with intriguing aromas of green apple, tangerine and honeysuckle blossoms. The taste is best described as exotic with layers of peach, apricot nectar, green melon and pear, overlaid with subtle notes of citrus zest and spicy vanilla." ~

Conundrum Red 2011
"Almost floral, with tones oflavender, dried berries, baking chocolate, bacon bits. Aromas are rich, velvety and wonderfully appealing. Silky round entry with acid to balance and high fruit concentration. The nose leaves no doubt about the seriousness o fthis wine. The palate is fruit driven both

Conundrum Red 2010
"It's proprietary and we believe the fun is exploring this intriguing wine. Conundrum Red is a non-traditional blend of California red grapes. This wine is truly a Conundrum in style which is unlike any other red blended wine. Aromas are rich, velvety and wonderfully appealing; floral notes with

Conundrum Proprietary White 2011
"What is that wonderfully robust, floral and bright tropical taste? Is it green apple, tangerine or honeysuckle? Could it possibly be apricot, melon, pear or light vanilla? That’s the Conundrum. Our proprietarily secretive blend of California white grapes create a lush, creamy texture that leads to

Conundrum Proprietary White 2012 375ml
"What is that wonderfully robust, floral and bright tropical taste? Is it green apple, tangerine or honeysuckle? Could it possibly be apricot, melon, pear or light vanilla? Thats the Conundrum. Our proprietarily secretive blend of California white grapes create a lush, creamy texture that leads to

Conundrum Proprietary White 2010
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "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. Drink now."~MW