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. […]
For more than a decade, Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen of WT Vintners 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.
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 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.
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 […]