The following is an excerpt from an article by Dwight Furrow. The complete article may be found at https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/01/03/texas-wine-on-the-cusp-of-greatness/
Long time grape growers in this region, Howard and Amy Davies started making their own wines in 2007, with winemaking chores now handled by their son Grayson. They advertise “wines as big as the state of Texas” but in fact their wines are elegant, subtle, and polished, overall among the best we tasted in Texas. The Chardonnay, the white blend of Chardonnay and Roussanne, called “True Friends”, and their Roussanne are explosively aromatic, round and full in the mouth, yet crisp and delicate. Ryan’s Red, a Cabernet/Syrah blend is smooth and charming, the Tempranillo tasty, and the gorgeous Syrah the closest thing you can find to Cote Rotie without travelling to Southern France. (see my full review here) Most of the grapes are estate grown; only the Tempranillo is made from High Plains fruit.
Ancient Ovens and Arché Winery go together perfectly, just like the
homemade artisan bread and the fine wine they serve… The Perfect Pairing by Ellen Sackett. Posted March 19, 2010