Pairings @ CnC
Cheese. Wine. Conversation.
Our Monthly Selection will be a red and white wine, each paired with a different cheese, and chocolates from The Chocolate Cellar. Great chocolates and great neighbors in our historic downtown.
$59.50 to include tax.
March Monthly Pairing
Conundrum Story: ‘It all began at the dinner table. Charlie Wagner Sr., who co-founded Caymus Vineyards in 1972 with his wife, Lorna, and son, Chuck, would mix wines to find the perfect glass to pair with his meal. No one blended wines back them so his experiment was pretty radical.
Fast forward to 1989, when Conundrum White was born, quickly taking off with its mysterious, tropical notes and amazing versatility. Conundrum Red, serious yet approachable, was introduced in 2011. Today, it’s Charlie’s grandson, Charlie Wagner II, who keeps Conundrum as original as ever.’ Conundrum website
Conundrum California Red, 2018
This blend is created from the dark red varietal grapes sourced from premier regions of Calif. Which predominately feature Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignons. The 2018 vintage has a deep cherry red color with aromas of fresh brewed coffee, cherry pie, milk chocolate, and a touch of minerality. On the palate, the cherry pie flavors carry through and are complemented with subtle smokiness, brown spice, and a hint of black pepper. It is recommended to try with a slight chill on it. The chill of the wine will enhance the fruit profile and structure of the wine. Try it with the strawberry-cheesecake truffle from The Chocolate Cellar.
Paired with the Raspberry Parmesan, from USA. This cheese is nutty and creamy. Soaked with a handcrafted Raspberry Tart Ale, it has bright notes of ruby-red raspberries combined with a hazelnut and brown-butter flavors to make a deliciously complex cheese.
Conundrum Calif White, 2019
Like the red blend, this white blend is sourced from premier regions of Calif. It’s a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli, and Viognier, making this wine both exotic and bright. Scents of apricot, pear and honeysuckle, with a little bit of orange and lemon meringue pie. On the palate, it initially is sweet but balanced by a natural acidity. And then has a hint of oak that plays with flavors of peach, apple and citrus.
We have paired this white wine with Delice Mon Sire Brie, from the Burgundy region of France. This triple cream cow’s milk cheese has a buttery taste with a smooth mouth feel. It is enriched with crème fraiche, giving it a luscious creaminess. Try it with the milk chocolate truffle from The Chocolate Cellar.
"Pairings @ CnC"
Minimum 3 month membership
4 glasses of speciality wines a month
Discount on purchase of any wine club bottle of the month
Discounts on events
Call for more details! 307-742-1800
We are not pouring in house at this time.
photo was taken at Stagsleap Winery, Napa, CA