2010 Fama Chardonnay


2010 Fama Chardonnay

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Talk about boutique wineries, Fama is as compact as it gets, a label with just two vintages of chardonnay on the street. . .and in extremely limited supply.  We’ve got the 2010 edition, of which just 125 cases were produced by Heather Munden, a well travelled young winemaker who just can’t seem to put down roots.  A double major from U.C. Davis (enology and viticulture), she’s worked all over the world (including Australia, New Zealand and Chile). . .after deciding being a chef wasn’t going to work for her.   Closer to home, she has labored at wineries in the Sierra foothills, the Russian River and Sonoma Valley.  Currently on hiatus, she says she’s ready to segue again—this time into making spirits.

For you linguists out there, “Fama” is a god from Roman mythology, a tremendous gossip who delighted in spreading rumors.  In Greek mythology, the same god is named “Pheme”.

Winery Tasting Notes:  “Our second vintage of Fama produced a chardonnay of incredible elegance.  The growing season was much cooler than the previous year, giving the grapes more time to reach their natural balance of ripeness and acid.  The 2010 Fama Hudson Chardonnay has beautiful texture, notes of citrus and a backbone of bright acid.”

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