It’s been 41 years since the judgement of Paris broke the glass ceiling for California wines, causing some California cult cabernets to begin out-fetching First-Growth prices. Now that California has some decades under its belt, we thought it would be interesting to ask eight highly regarded somms to weigh in on how California’s two premier […]
Single-Vineyard Wine Set For the true wine geek in your life, here’s a rare glimpse into the way single-varietal reds — syrah, grenache, and mourvèdre from Yakima Valley’s acclaimed Boushey Vineyard — from the same vintage and location taste individually and blended, Châteauneuf-du-Pape-style. The four wines from WT Vintners are also available individually; if you […]
According to sommelier Morgan Harris, Washington is the perfect place to look for wines for this year’s Thanksgiving table. In particular, Harris finds the state’s Grenache and Syrahs perfect for a family feast. One favorite of the Grenache we sampled is the W.T. Vintners, 2015 Boushey ($40), “a boozy version of cranberry sauce” made by […]
“W.T. Vintners is making some of the most thrilling wines in Washington right now, showing equal dexterity with reds and whites.” – Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast Magazine Fall Release! Join us on Saturday and Sunday October 14th and 15th for the release of: Underwood Mountain Grüner Veltliner, Columbia Gorge, WA 2016 Les Collines Vineyard Syrah, Damavian, Walla […]
W. T. Vintners Damavian Les Collines Vineyard Syrah Walla Walla Valley 2014 Sommelier Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen aims to make more restrained, food-friendly wines. He accomplishes this mission with violet, rubbed herb, and purple fruit aromas and flavors that express this vineyard site exquisitely.
W. T. Vintners Stoneridge Vineyard Chenin Blanc Columbia Valley 2016 RN74 sommelier by night, winemaker by day, Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen releases his first chenin blanc, a delicious offering with aromas of pear, apple, and melon, not to mention sleek flavors and bright acids.
From vineyards to wines — even to labels — Seattle Magazine’s 2017 Washington Wine Awards judging raised several glasses to people and their creations in Walla Walla Valley’s industry. The more than 100 wines receiving the most votes in the varietal categories qualified as finalists for a blind tasting March 7. That tasting was conducted […]
For more than a decade, Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen has led a double life in the wine trade. He’s been a sommelier/beverage director, with stints at Cascadia, Wild Ginger, Cafe Juanita and his current gig at RN74. But all along, he has been making wine as well—with a harvest from the Willamette Valley in 2005; with more […]
To go with the local seafood-meets-French bistro menu, Wine Director Jeffrey Lindsay-Thorsen has amassed a like-minded list: More than 100 Washington wines with detailed producer bios, and one of the deepest Burgundy selections in the Northwest. Don’t miss the seasonal “Market List” of 100 bottles under $100.
WT Vintners Les Collines Vineyard Syrah ($45): I asked the guy at the WT tasting room what made this wine so different from Savage Grace. Same grape. Not only same grape: Same vineyard. The answer? “Twelve days.” Sorry? “Twelve days. Savage picked their fruit twelve days before we did.” If you think people are being […]