2018 Seattle Wine Awards
We are pleased to be recognized by the 2018 Seattle Wine Awards, part of the Taste NW Wine Awards - The largest and most prestigious wine recognition program in Washington State.
- Best in Class - 2015 Estate Petit Verdot
- Gold - 2015 Estate Diplomat
- Gold - 2015 Estate Envoy
- Gold - 2015 Estate Plenipotentiary Cabernet Sauvignon
- Silver - 2015 Estate Syrah
- Silver - 2015 Estate Merlot
- Silver - 2015 Estate Malbec
- Silver - 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
May 1, 2018
Northwest Wine: Red Mountain is Red for Many Reasons
"Here is a fun fact: Red Mountain is neither red nor a mountain. But, come late spring Red Mountain will actually be *gasp* red. These wines from the region should tide you over until then."
Credit: Yakima Herald
April 11, 2018
Exploring Tri-Cities, Washington, and the Red Mountain AVA
The Daily Blender suggests trying the 2012 Estate Envoy for an authentic taste of Red Mountain wine.
“Certain geographical features, unique to the Red Mountain AVA, create wines with incomparable richness and intensity, exceptional tannin structure, and aging potential.”
August 16, 2017
Cabernet Summit Earns Praise for Red Mountain Wines, Hospitality
Ambassador participated in the second annual Red Mountain Cabernet Summit to promote and educate Sommeliers and Wine Buyers from around the country. Our own renowned Vineyard Manager, Dick Boushey led educational talks through Ambassador’s vineyards.
“Not only did these wine professionals get to walk the vineyards, but they also spent time with acclaimed growers Dick Boushey and Marshall Edwards.
“They [the buyers and sommeliers] want to know about the evolution of Red Mountain, where we are going from here, and the Cabernet especially. That’s where their focus is. We are giving them the opportunity to understand the wines…”
August 1, 2017
Explore the Diversity of Washington State Wines
Bordeaux-style blends are a standout in the ever-growing Washington State wine industry. WineEnthusiast selected Ambassador's 2014 Estate Grown Merlot from Red Mountain AVA as their stand-out pick.
“Though best known for red wines like Cabernet and Syrah, Washington further distinguishes itself by producing outstanding bottles from a variety of grapes.”
August 11, 2017
Wine Enthusiast Scores
The editors at Wine Enthusiast rated and reviewed our wines. We are pleased to share the news.
- 2015 Sauvignon Blanc -88
- 2014 Estate Grown Sunset Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain - 90 points
- 2014 Estate Grown Merlot Red Mountain - 89 points
- 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon -89
- 2013 Estate Syrah -88
- 2013 Estate Grenache -89
- 2013 Estate Diplomat -89
- 2013 Estate Envoy -88
- 2012 Estate Envoy - 92 points
- 2012 Estate Plenipotentiary Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 points
- 2012 Estate Syrah - 90 points
- 2012 Estate Attache Grenache - 90 points
June 5, 2017 & October 16, 2016
2017 Seattle Wine Awards are in!
Ambassador’s new release wines show well in our latest entry to the Seattle Wine Awards
- 2015 Sauvignon Blanc - Gold
- 2014 Estate Grenache – Gold
- 2014 Estate Envoy - Silver
- 2014 Plenipotentiary Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver
June 2, 2017
Red Mountain Continues to Turn Green
The Bellingham Herald calls Red Mountain the most important wine growing region in the state, noting our 2013 Estate Syrah from Red Mountain as a stand-out.
“Today, Red Mountain is Washington’s most important grape-growing region. It is home to the most expensive vineyard land in Washington, and top winemakers across the state are gravitating to Red Mountain fruit.”
April 21, 2016
Ambassador rocks the 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition
In addition to a Double Gold and Gold medal, our 2014 Merlot was additionally chosen as a "Judges' Selection" top pick during the judges' blind tastings at the Cascadia Wine competition.
- 2014 Limited Varietal Selection Estate Petit Verdot -Gold
- 2014 Sunset Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon –Double Gold
- 2014 Estate Merlot – Judges' Selection
April 17, 2017
Red Mountain’s Importance in Washington Wine
The Yakima Herald praises Red Mountain grapes, and recommends the 2012 Estate Envoy from Red Mountain. 100% of Ambassador Wine of Washington Red Wines are Estate grown with grapes from Red Mountain.
“Red Mountain has developed into what is arguably the most important region in Washington.”
June 1, 2015
Red Mountain AVA Alliance Cabernet Summit
Ambassador had the opportunity to participate in the first annual Cabernet Summit to educate Sommeliers and Wine Buyers from around the country about Red Mountain Wines
July 9, 2016
Dick Boushey grows grapes for Washington’s top winemakers
Seattle Times covers the career of our legendary Vineyard Manager Dick Boushey, who tends our Red Mountain Vineyards in Benton City, Washington.
“Winemakers love working with Boushey not only because of his ability to grow world-class grapes, but also because he loves wine and comprehends the processes behind making it.”
September 25, 2015
Ambassador Rocks the 2015 Seattle Wine Awards!
Well, we’re pretty excited about the news today! We just received the results from the Seattle Wine Awards for 2015 and our Ambassadorwines showed quite well!
As you can read on the website seattlewineawards.com, the Seattle Wine Awards hosts a world-class tasting panel of the Northwest's most prominent wine professionals who together have over 250 years of wine experience. Their Tasting Panel includes Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, Professors of Viticulture & Enology, Wine Journalists, Wine Directors, Corporate Buyers and Wine Shop Proprietors. Wines that earn recognition in the Seattle Wine Awards must achieve professional consensus in order to receive an award. These honors are of the highest recognition a winery can earn in the state of Washington.
So, it was with enormous pleasure that we learned our line-up earned the following recognition:
- 2012 EstatePlenipotentiary Cab – Double Gold
- 2012 Estate Grenache – Double Gold
- 2012 Estate Attaché Grenache – Double Gold
- 2012 Estate Envoy – Double Gold
- 2012 Estate Syrah – Double Gold
- 2012 Estate Diplomat – Silver
We’re always delighted to get recognized, but recognition at this event is a bit more gratifying. We can't wait to share this vintage with you during the coming months, but if you don’t want to take any chances, please join our growing wine club to make sure you get your fair share. And feel free to stop by our tasting room in Woodinville to taste our other equally accomplished vintages!
Washington Wine Report
Renowned Washington wine expert Sean Sullivan shares his thoughts on our earliest vintages.
“The 2009 Envoy Red Wine clearly display the potential of this young site and the winery. Stay tuned.”
- 2010 Estate Diplomat -Good
- 2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon -Good
- 2010 Estate Syrah Red Mountain -Good
- 2009 Estate Envoy –Excellent
October 15, 2013