Ambassador Wines of Washington sources from their 3 Red Mountain estate vineyards - Ambassador, Sunset, and Annex Vineyards.
They have a beautiful Woodin Creek tasting room, with ample space. At the end of 2022 we decided to get a taste.
The tasting notes are from the winemaker:
2019 Sauvignon Blanc
80% Sauvignon Blanc 20% Semillon
Lovely golden hue. Clean, with hints of lemon custard, honeycomb and sassafras; a touch of vanilla, with peach and mango. Grapefruit-zesty palate, fleshy pear and a touch of green tea. Long-lasting clean flavors on the finish.
2019 Estate Attache
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot
Blackberry, baked apple, with red strawberry/rhubarb fruit aromas. Nice balance, some grain, sesame notes in a tangy, rich almond and mineral flavor. Rich and generous with a long finish and promising future.
2019 Estate Minister
77% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon
Initially closed in, but opens to a sour cherry, metallic, mineral, graphite, and cool fruit. Clean lines, spicy mid-palate, tangy, and flinty. Leathery, earthy, muscular impressions.
2015 Estate Cabernet
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Dark red color with a lively garnet hue. Dark berry fruits, cassis, a hint of aged leather, earth and exotic mixed spices and light graphite. This wine is rich, lush and full of interesting complexity that you can only get from a Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.
We were impressed by Ambassador wines. We purchased the 2019 Estate Attache which was an absolute steal at $28 for a everyday wine with massive fruit and has holding potential. The 2015 Estate Cabernet was also excellent.
We also really enjoyed a bonus pour of their Plenipotentiary Estate Syrah 2019 and felt it rated 4.5.
I will definitely be revisiting Ambassador at their next release!