Dear Friends, Spring has officially arrived in the Pacific Northwest and, despite these tumultuous times, we are excited to share our new wines with you. We hope they bring you pleasure and joy, both immediately and for years to come as they evolve in your cellars. This release spans four vintages; 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. […]
Dear Friends, As the crisis evolves, it is becoming clear that this pandemic will change the way we interact, travel and do business forever. We are settling into what will hopefully only be severe in the short term. These lifestyle changes will echo through generations to come, but humanity’s ability to adapt is one of our greatest strengths. We will […]
Dear Friends, The health and safety of our guests and team members are paramount to our continued success as a community and a business. As mandated by Governor Jay Inslee, the winery and tasting room is closed to the public until further notice. We hope to weather this storm and continue to produce the wines you love. Your […]
W.T. Vintners 2018 Underwood Mountain Vineyard Grüner Veltliner (Columbia Gorge); $22, 92 points. This is the first vintage where half the fruit was macerated for 36 hours. The variety is unmistakable, with aromas of green apple, citrus, pear, lentil and herb. Racy, intense acidity frames a textured palate. A sense of salinity heightens the interest. […]
WT Vintners Syrah Boushey Vineyard Yakima Valley 2015 $40 In 2015, WT produced four stunning wines, each made entirely of grapes from Boushey Vineyards: this syrah, a grenache, a mourvèdre, and an equal blend of those three varieties, all aged in neutral oak. As a wine lover, you don’t get many opportunities to compare such […]
Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen WT Vintners Plenty of winemakers prioritize food friendliness from start to finish, but Lindsay-Thorsen does so with remarkably high levels of quality (no surprise considering he’s also the wine director at RN74 downtown).
It seems like there’s an official holiday for every kind of wine, a day, week, or month designated as “International Sauvignon Blanc Day” or “Drink Rosé Month.” While it can be confusing to keep the increasing number of wine holidays straight – and downright impractical to relegate a specific type of wine to just one […]
“Lindsay-Thorsen is a true tastemaker. A winemaker by day, he works by night as wine director of RN74, one of Seattle’s most influential restaurants. He’s led a Burgundy renaissance in his role there and helped popularize Rhône-style wines. At W.T. Vintners, Lindsay-Thorsen’s high-scoring offerings buck the trend of rich, ripe wines that many in the […]
Everyone knows Woodinville is a hotbed for the wine business, but it turns out there’s a lot more to the trade on the Eastside than can be explained by any one city or specialty.
The upshot of San Francisco, California’s RN74 closing last year was that the Seattle location cherry-picked from that cellar, doubling the breadth and depth of its own. Verticals of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Domaine Dujac now join an ever-expanding selection of Washington and Oregon wines. From the Sommelier: “While Burgundy is becoming more and […]