Charles Wagner Family

Conundrum 25 Anniversary California Red Blend

8.7243 ratings
8.07 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Rochelle

I'm rating this based on value not overall wine otherwise it would be like 8.5. It is full bodied and very jammy sharp integrated tannins and decent length finish good flavor a little sweet but I must say its worth a try!!! I will buy again! After a awful day at work it's great lol

I'm rating this based on value not overall wine otherwise it would be like 8.5. It is full bodied and very jammy sharp integrated tannins and decent length finish good flavor a little sweet but I must say its worth a try!!! I will buy again! After a awful day at work it's great lol

2 people found it helpfulMay 18th, 2016
Mvon Higgins

Deep inky violet glass with purple rim. On the nose, licorice, blackberry, black plum, eucalyptus, smoke and vanilla. This Zinfandel/Syrah blend hits the palate with a full bodied smooth acidity of cocoa, black fruits, smoke, smoked meats, tobacco, and black pepper. Small tannins grip for a medium finish of bramble and smoke. Balance shifted toward nose with sufficient blended structure to accompany rich dishes/red meats. At $19.99 USD, this is a fairly valued easy drinker.

Deep inky violet glass with purple rim. On the nose, licorice, blackberry, black plum, eucalyptus, smoke and vanilla. This Zinfandel/Syrah blend hits the palate with a full bodied smooth acidity of cocoa, black fruits, smoke, smoked meats, tobacco, and black pepper. Small tannins grip for a medium finish of bramble and smoke. Balance shifted toward nose with sufficient blended structure to accompany rich dishes/red meats. At $19.99 USD, this is a fairly valued easy drinker.

2 people found it helpfulJan 31st, 2016
Steve Moore

Much better than I anticipated. Smooth fruit forward. Very nice.

Much better than I anticipated. Smooth fruit forward. Very nice.

1 person found it helpfulJul 10th, 2017
Bobby Gilbane

Wife's friend secreted this bottle into my house under the guise of friendship. I consider it an act of wine terrorism and have since placed this "friend" on a watchlist.

Wife's friend secreted this bottle into my house under the guise of friendship. I consider it an act of wine terrorism and have since placed this "friend" on a watchlist.

1 person found it helpfulApr 23rd, 2017
Adam Mahler

Totally manufactured.

Totally manufactured.

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2016
Victor Aul

Dark fruit...fun.

Dark fruit...fun.

1 person found it helpfulJan 7th, 2016
Sharon B

Very pleasantly surprised when I poured this and it was a nice dark purple. I expected a red. I think it will go nice with my lasagna. Full body, notes of plum and blackberry. Slightly tannic.

Very pleasantly surprised when I poured this and it was a nice dark purple. I expected a red. I think it will go nice with my lasagna. Full body, notes of plum and blackberry. Slightly tannic.

Jul 17th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

25 years ago Conundrum white was introduced now Conundrum red is on the scene. Deep dark red with rich Berry aromas. On the palate cherry, plum and raspberry flavors mingle with cacao and toasty oak. The finish is medium with fine tannins ending with dried fruit nuances.

25 years ago Conundrum white was introduced now Conundrum red is on the scene. Deep dark red with rich Berry aromas. On the palate cherry, plum and raspberry flavors mingle with cacao and toasty oak. The finish is medium with fine tannins ending with dried fruit nuances.

Jul 9th, 2016
Katy Jossy Simanski

Fruity.

Jun 26th, 2016
Dave Chambers

Cracked open this 2013 Conundrum from Charles Wagner to go with a cast iron pizza. Delicious!

Cracked open this 2013 Conundrum from Charles Wagner to go with a cast iron pizza. Delicious!

Jul 13th, 2020