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Accolades

Accolades for Façon Blanc / Ambiance

2009 Ambiance Wows Bellingham Writer

"I was absolutely floored by this blend...honeydew melon & brioche up front gracefully melt into a rich, viscous mouthful of ripe peach...Exceptional!"

Dan Radil, Bellingham Herald, August 2011  

2011 Ambiance an "Editor's Choice" for Wine Enthusiast

"Thoroughly delicious...It's complex & distinctive."

Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, December 2012

2013 Façon Blanc review from Wine Advocate

"...it offers lots of green apple, buttered citrus and green herbs to go with a medium-bodied, bright, fresh and elegant feel on the palate. It shows some classic Marsanne bitterness on the finish, and is a delicious white to drink over the coming couple of years."

Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate, June 2015

2013 Façon Blanc takes GOLD @ 2014 Seattle Wine Awards
Bellingham Herald deems 2013 Façon Blanc "Wonderful", "Mouthwatering"

"...tasty blend... mouthwatering... crisp, vibrant... full-bodied..."

Dan Radil, BellinghamHerald.com, March 9, 2015

David Schildknecht of "The Wine Advocate" reviews 2011 Ambiance

"...delightfully scented with white peach, acacia, honeysuckle, pineapple, & mango..."

David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate, December 2012

Int'l Wine Review awards 2012 Ambiance 91 Points

"Sumptuous...floral & spicy with exotic overtones..."

Mike Potashnik & Don Winkler, International Wine Review, Sept/Oct 2013

Rand Sealey finds 2012 Ambiance "Brilliant" & Bright"

"...a brilliant gold color...bright & juicy, with a creamy texture...lightly spiced..."

Rand Sealey, Review of WA Wines, August 2013

Rand Sealey Finds 2013 Façon Blanc a "Terrific Value"

"...a white of considerable finesse as well as depth, giving it a plus +..."

J. Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, August 2014

Rand Sealey Reviews 2010 Ambiance

" ...a lovely, aromatic "Rhone-style" white. It displays a brilliant gold color and an exotic nose of pear, peach, muskmelon, acacia flowers, honeysuckle and orange blossoms...The sheer delight of this wine gets it a plus. "

Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, January 2012  

Rand Sealey Reviews 2011 Ambiance

" ... a rich nose of pear, peach & apricot, with scents of orange blossom, honeysuckle & jasmine...a creamy texture that is counterpointed by pineapple & grapefruit juices... Excellent value. "

Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, September 2012  

Rand Sealey Reviews Forgeron's 2009 Ambiance

"...white fruit compote flavors...touches of mandarin orange peel, minerals & grape skin...a squeeze of citrus on the finish...excellent value."

Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, March 2011  

Stephen Tanzer reviews 2011 Ambiance

"...Good extract and density to the flavors of lemon drop, minerals and acacia blossom..."

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Issue 165, November/December 2012

Table Talk Radio Reviews 2010 Ambiance

"...an exotic blend of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne and Orange Muscat, with layers of citrus, melon and spice flavors."

Jamie Peha, Table Talk Radio, January 18 2012

WA Wine Report Reviews 2012 Ambiance

"...medium-bodied, fresh & fruit-filled with tart flavors..."

Sean Sullivan, Washington Wine Report "WW Valley Report 2013, Part I", October 28 2013

Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition awards Silver to 2012 Ambiance

A new wine competition specifically for wineries located within the Walla Walla Valley.

Washington Wine Report on 2009 Ambiance

"Light in color. Pleasing notes of spice & apple, toast, & floral notes. Crisp & tart on the palate..."

Sean P. Sullivan, Washington Wine Report, December 2011

Wine Advocate calls 2012 Ambiance "Impressive"

"...layered... impressive... nicely balanced..."

Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate #213, June 2014

Wine Enthusiast reviews 2009 Ambiance

"...it’s vividly framed by fresh acidity & citrus rind."

Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, September 2011  

Wine Enthusiast Reviews 2012 Ambiance

"...opens up gracefully, with vivid flavors of candied orange peel, honeydew melon & apricot jam..."

Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, November 2013

Wine Spectator Reviews 2012 Ambiance

"Fresh...with spicy pear and pineapple flavors..."

Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, 2013