Often overshadowed by the state’s reds, the 2017 vintage shows it’s time to pay attention to Washington’s white wines.
Not content to merely recommend bottles, many sommeliers are getting into the business of making wine. Having sampled the results, our wine columnist offers some recommendation of her own.
Woodinville wine country is divided into four neighborhoods. The Warehouse District and Hollywood District offer the most diversity, as well as some of the area’s more renowned options. In the former, wineries take advantage of industrial park amenities: lower rents and roll-top doors that facilitate forklifting grape bins. Don’t let the modest exteriors fool you. […]
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 […]
The lead sommelier at RN74 shares his top picks for eating and drinking in the Emerald City
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 […]