The Conundrum white begins 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. A rich, round mouth-feel supported by fresh acidity, brings the complexity of this wine into balance.
Mmmmmm. What’s In There?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 finish
In 1988, Jon Bolta was named winemaker for white wines, and he began to craft the style for Conundrum, a nontraditional white wine blend that would first be released in 1989. "The goal for this wine," says Jon, "was full flavored fruit, but also complexity and balance in a blend designed specifically to pair with the creative dishes being offered by a new generation of chefs. "We start the winemaking process in the vineyard with advanced viticultural practices like new trellising systems, leaf pulling and crop thinning." Jon further explains the Wagners philosophy on farming techniques, "by increasing our control of sun and air exposure, we get richer fruit. People often call this wine 'exotic,' and I think that's a fitting description, there is nothing else like it out there."