ABOUT THIS WINE
2017 Conundrum Sparkling Blanc de Blanc Conundrum was inspired by my late grandpa, Charlie Wagner Sr., who decided many years ago to make his own homemade blends at the dinner table, mixing wines long before such a practice was in vogue. We have strived to follow in his footsteps, creating blends that are both wholly distinct and delicious.
This third bottling of Conundrum Sparkling Blanc de Blanc continues our tradition of showcasing the best wine regions California has to offer. From the start of Conundrum, we have ventured to vineyards from Napa to Santa Barbara County and everywhere in between in search of the best places to grow the varietals featured in each Conundrum. To make an elegant, crisp and refreshing sparkling wine, we chose coastal vineyards where cooling breezes temper the sun, creating just the right conditions for white varietals to thrive. The five varietals in Conundrum Sparkling are Pinot Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Chardonnay, Muscat-Canelli and Viognier.
89 POINTS - "Made from Pinot Gris, Muscat Canelli, Viognier, and Chenin Blanc in the Champenoise method. The nose is somewhat discreet with aromas of cantaloupe, peach, delicate lilies, and lime. It is crisp and tart with lots of fine bubbles and a certain opulence on the palate with flavours of grapefruit and lemon. Great on its own or with roasted chicken. " Melanie Lloyd
A light golden color, this wine opens with fresh scents of white peach, newly sprouted grass and lemon blossom, layered with the enticing aroma of freshly baked biscuits. Vibrant flavors of ripe apricot mix with honeydew and a hint of apple. The long finish features the taste of mandarin orange, mango and Meyer lemon - along with a lively acidity that lingers in the mouth, providing added refreshment and brightness. Serve well-chilled.