2019 Odonata Chardonnay
Monterey County, California
Classic, well-made California Chard - at a bargain price! 100% Chardonnay. Farmed with the Silacci family right down the street from the winery. This wine has what lovers of California Chards have come to know and love: butter, cream, nuts, spice and a hint of pineapple - all supported by a generous boost of new French oak. This is California inspired Chardonnay, with a crisp mineral core.
Winery Notes: We are big fans of Denis Hoey and his Odonata wines. He is such a nice, down-to-earth, passionate and talented guy – and he makes really good wines. Odonata isn’t some venture capitalist-backed vanity project that is looking to be the next cult wine and rake in profits. This guy earned his stripes via the school of hard knocks – or at least by working his way through the ranks at various wineries doing a myriad of things. In other words, this guy ain’t making wines according to how they tell you to in books. He’s seen and done just about every job there is when it comes to making wine. His wines seem to reflect that sensibility – they are honest, well-made and very reasonably-priced given the quality in the bottle.