Infinite Monkey Theorem Making New Varietals in Denver

April 2009
benparsons_sSundays seem made for sipping wine at Table 6. The eatery's excellent, unpretentious wine list fits the afternoon's lazy vibe, and I've come to expect that I'll try something I never would have pulled off the shelf myself. Case in point: Infinite Monkey Theorem's Sauvignon Blanc/Semillion, a brand-new, Denver-made wine with a light and easy way of tantalizing the palette. Last August, Ben Parsons (pictured here), ex-winemaker for Colorado's lauded Sutcliffe Vineyards and founder of the wine consulting operation Colorado Wine Works, moved from the state's southern mountains to Denver's Santa Fe Art District. There, in an unassuming building, off Fifth and Santa Fe, which still houses a massage studio and physical therapy practice, he began turning 10 grape varietals (Malbec to Syrah) into offbeat pours. Today, Parsons' wines sell at Table 6, Solera, and the Capital Grille, as well as Wines Off Wynkoop, Mondo Vino, and Divino. In addition to the Savignon Blanc/Semillion, I've sampled the label's Gewurztraminer and Riesling. The latter's crisp, sweet-tart sensentation is one I'm looking forward to more often on hot summer afternoons.