Zach talks with sommelier (RN74) and winemaker (WT Vintners) Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen about how each job plays into the other, the unique qualities of Washington Syrah, and building a wine program to fit a specific restaurant.
By day, Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen serves as winemaker at Washington’s W.T. Vintners and Raconteur Wine Company. Nights, he heads the wine program of RN74 Seattle. He talks with us about making wines for his two projects, as well as what’s hot in the Seattle wine scene.
There’s an abundance of internationally recognized talent behind RN74 in downtown Seattle, and yet there are strong local ties that may just bind them to this French-themed restaurant for a while. It starts with celebrity restaurateur Michael Mina and celebrity sommelier Rajat Parr, who recruited Woodinville sommelier/winemaker Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen to head up their wine program. […]
Finally, W.T. Vintners releases an extremely impressive lineup that includes the W.T. Vintners 2014 Boushey Vineyard Mourvèdre Yakima Valley ($49, 91 points); W.T. Vintners 2013 Gorgeous Destiny Ridge Vineyard Syrah Horse Heaven Hills ($30, 91 points); and W.T. Vintners 2013 Damavian Les Collines Vineyard Syrah Walla Walla Valley ($45, 91 points). These are some of the more exciting wines being made in the state right now […]
From the minds and hearts at W.T. Vintners, a new project has evolved. The Raconteur Wine Company: crafting mighty fine wines from storied vineyards in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout the years, after tasting tens of thousands of wines as a sommelier and exploring roads less traveled, Jeff has formed […]
We are eager to bring you a new vintage of some of our favorite wines in addition to presenting a brand new, hyper-limited (70 cases) release of a single varietal Mourvèdre from the coveted Boushey Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. Join us in our Woodinville tasting room on: Saturday and Sunday, November 5th and 6th for the […]
We love our moms and our moms love rosé. Celebrate Mothers day and bring your moms to join us the weekend of May 7th and 8th from 1-5pm to enjoy our new Spring releases (Celilo Rosé, Damavian Syrah and more). Private Release party for Alchemist Guild members on the day of Saturday, May 7th (formal invitation coming soon).
Now that harvest is wrapping up – we are gearing up for our Fall Release. Join us for the debut of our newest single vineyard Syrah, Stoney Vine from the “rocks” area in the Walla Walla Valley and the latest release of our flagship, the 2013 Gorgeous Syrah from the Destiny Ridge Vineyard in the […]
Fall is approaching and with it brings exciting things for W.T. Vintners! Harvest is just around the corner, and we are excited to share the release of two of our single-vineyard Syrah’s; our 2012 Gorgeous Syrah from Destiny Ridge Vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills and Seattle Magazine’s 2014 “Best Syrah over $20”, the 2011 Damavian […]
The Seattle Magazine 2014 Wine Buying list includes the W.T. Vintners “Damavian” Syrah from Les Collines as it’s best Syrah over $20. In addition, Seattle Magazine has named W.T.’s winemaker, Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen as a Winemaker to Watch this coming year.