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 […]
I can’t say enough good things about the 2015 W.T. Vintners wines (W.T. Vintners 2015 Boushey Vineyard Grenache Yakima Valley $40 92 points; W.T. Vintners 2015 Boushey Vineyard Syrah Yakima Valley $40 92 points; W.T. Vintners 2015 Boushey Vineyard Rhône Rhône-style Red Blend Yakima Valley $40 92 points; W.T. Vintners 2015 Gorgeous Destiny Ridge Vineyard Syrah Horse Heaven Hills $30 […]
91 points (Sean Sullivan) Achingly pure plum, red fruit, game, black pepper and fresh green herb aromas are followed by textured, seamless red and black fruit flavors in this wine. The finish is long and redolent of cranberries. It’s riper than the norm for this winery, but so was the vintage it comes from.
One of the great somms, winemakers and people in Washington wine, Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen crafts limited production wines at his new facility in Woodinville. I was there last weekend for his spring release and his new tasting room in the warehouse district is an awesome space to kick back and enjoy a great lineup of wines. […]