I thought this was shockingly sweet. I drank it at Thanksgiving along side a bottle of Valley of the Moon unoaked chardonay (which I just love). I had to open more Valley of the Moon for my guests at their request. I had leftover Conundrum. I can see how it might be good with spicy food, but even for just drinking - just too sweet for my taste. I have another bottle and will try it with curry, but for now I have to say I don't like it.