French Lessons, Monument Wine Company 2019 (Oregon, United States)
Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Monument is a project from Tyler Magyar, who worked in the NYC wine world for years before heading to Oregon in 2015 to work for Andy Young at Marigny/St. Reginald Parish. Now he's buying fruit from growers he trusts all around Oregon and bringing it back to his cellar in Portland to make really delicious wines as naturally as possible. This one is a 50/50 blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay that is flat out beautiful with medium bodied orchard fruit and ripe citrus and a smoky minerality that develops and shows itself as it comes up to temperature.