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2019 1NGREDIENT Viognier Ballard Canyon

A natural wine, fermented and aged on the skins for 10 months in amphora, then hand bottled and hand labelled. Learn more about our natural 1NGREDIENT label.

Varietally focused aromas of apricot, white flowers, peach, citrus, caramel, and ginger are clean, complex, and brilliant. The wine’s mouth is filled with more varietal fruit showing nice roundness, medium body, light tannin, and good acidity that carry the apricot, peach, citrus, and clayey, minerally (Amphora) flavors on the very long finish. Bright and light on its feet, we are thrilled to release this second vintage. A really fun, interesting, delicious wine, the 2019 1NGREDIENT Viognier is drinking beautifully today and should age effortlessly for at least the next decade or more. Crafted from 100% certified biodynamic grapes.

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Critic Reviews

  • Terroirist

    92 Points

    Deep orange col­or. An invit­ing but also head-scratch­ing aro­mat­ic dis­play, with orange peel, hon­ey, shaved gin­ger, lemon drops, pineap­ple, white tea – fas­ci­nat­ing stuff. On the palate, this acid­i­ty is laser-focused, which becomes key in bal­anc­ing these com­plex tex­tur­al dynam­ics. Yel­low apples, lemons, pineap­ple, laced with salt­ed almonds, gin­ger, hon­ey­suck­le, with some min­er­al under­tones. Deli­cious, intrigu­ing, adven­tur­ous but clean, like a gate­way band into a unique genre, this wine has a ton to offer. Fer­ment­ed and aged on the skins in ampho­ra for 10 months.

  • Wine Enthusiast

    91 Points

    Made from Viog­nier aged in clay ampho­ra, with no added yeast or sul­fur, this is a unique and intrigu­ing bot­tling from Steve and Tom Beck­men. Hon­ey col­ored and cloudy in the glass, the nose offers apri­cot jam, stone and sub­dued pineap­ple aro­mas, lead­ing into a palate of man­go and chalk. Edi­tors’ Choice. — Matt Kettmann

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