Boisterous tropical fruit aromas are the hallmark of this lively blend from former IT entrepreneur Jeff Carr and German-born winemaker Rainer Thoma. This is more complex stuff than you might otherwise expect from the price point, with notes of lanolin peeking through. While it’s the minority of the blend, the Semillon really shines here, providing viscosity and length to counter the Sauvignon Blanc’s raciness.
WHO: Garfield Estates
WHAT: Sauvignon Blanc (60%), Semillon (40%)
WHERE: Grand Valley, CO
HOW MUCH: $15