Conundrum Red Blend 2009 from California

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Conundrum Red Wine Blend from California


No clue. I reached out for the winery, and their lips are staying sealed. I don’t think any of the grapes in the blend will be a huge surprise.





Charlie Wagner

California Wine Map

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Lots of red fruit upfront. Interwoven bright and bold cherries, raspberries, and a little plum toward the back. A hint of sweetness, but not so much that it makes me wish I’d spent my money on something half the price. Shows almost a red velvet cake-type quality. Smooth, round, and VERY easy drinking. Tannins are controlled. The alcohol isn’t particularly prevalent at 14.2%. No “hot” feeling on the finish. I think they did a good job on this wine.

What's your Conundrum


“A special night-out, or a lazy Sunday evening sunset? With friends, or breaking bread with family?” Conundrum’s words, not mine. Unfortunately (or fortunately as the case may be), I’m not that poetic. I’ll give the Conundrum Red my “food friendly” stamp of approval. Steak, lamb, red sauce pasta, pizza, or just on its own; this wine should pair well with mostly everything (within reason) that you choose.



$18.99 – as I said previously, the release was only a few weeks ago, so it’s going to be hard to come buy. I would say though, if you’re a restaurateur reading this, it should probably be on your list. At the right price, it’ll probably be one of your best selling red wines. Fact!

Conundrum Back Label

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