Conundrum 2011 Red Blend, California, Wagner Family
We waited a long time for this one. Conundrum white has been wowing wine drinkers for two decades with its beguiling and exotic flavors and its mystery blend. Well they finally figured out that wine drinkers also like red. And they put together a mystery blend that's all lush berry fruit with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla bean and brown spices. And the finish lingers with just a hint sweetness to play up the blueberry and mocha notes. Don't ask what's in it but don't be surprised if you recognize some Belle Glos Pinot qualities along with nuances of Caymus Cab. Either way it's a winner and we'd expect nothing less from the Wagner Wine Family.