Our cooler than most mezzo-climate at the vineyard allows us to
grow Chardonnay such
that the delicate fruit and floral nuances can be fully retained
without being “burned out” by excessive or prolonged summer heat.
Not excessively alcoholic, each wine is styled to highlight subtleties
one doesn’t taste when these varieties are grown in warmer climates.
Both our Chardonnays are very light with no wood or malo-lactic
exposure. The Houston Vineyard label is a slightly sweet Chardonnay
of green apple flavor laced with honey having a delicate apple blossom
bouquet. Our Coast Fork label is similar but with a somewhat drier,
more crisp finish.
These wines are, in words, fresh and delicate.
Houston Vineyard Second Leaf - 1982