Ambassador Wines of Washington 2016 Estate Grown Syrah, Red Mountain, $35

By on May 20, 2019

This vintage marks the winemaking transition to Mike Macmorran of Mark Ryan fame, and while these wines are produced in Walla Walla, the focus of the fruit remains on Red Mountain. Their source for Syrah is the namesake 22-arce vineyard along Ambassador Road, and the influence of Bordeaux varieties Malbec (8%), Cabernet Franc (8%) and Petit Verdot (3%) adds structure and style. Aromas of blueberry, raspberry and dried wild flowers drift up from the glass. Plush flavors of black cherry and blackberry, cacao and chai tea latte give the wine a comfortable feel. A good book, a throw blanket and a glass of Ambassador Syrah will make for a nice relaxing rainy day or evening.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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