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.
W.T. Vintners is making some of the most thrilling wines in Washington right now, showing equal dexterity with reds and whites. I can’t recommend highly enough their W.T. Vintners 2014 Damavian Les Collines Vineyard Syrah Walla Walla Valley ($45, 93 points); W.T. Vintners 2014 Gorgeous Destiny Ridge Vineyard Syrah Horse Heaven Hills ($30, 92 points); W.T. Vintners 2016 Stoneridge Vineyard Chenin Blanc Columbia […]
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 […]
An uber-talented man, Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen somehow manages to play winemaker, lead sommelier and father all in one day. It is hard to find a busier guy than Jeff. It is also hard to find a cooler guy to chat wine with. Jeff has a longstanding history in the wine industry, working as a sommelier for […]
Continuing our Friday jaunt we bring you another standout Woodinville winery. W.T. Vintners focuses on limited production wines from great sites in Washington like the Stoney Vine Vineyard and the Destiny Ridge Vineyard. Head winemaker Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen is also the lead somm at one of the best restaurants in Seattle, RN74. He is a level […]
The 20th year of Taste Washington has come and gone, leaving purple tongues and empty bottles in its wake—at least in my house. As a chance to celebrate how far the industry has come, it was an unparalleled success, and as a chance to learn more about where we might be going, it was fascinating. […]
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.