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Texas Chardonnay?
Don't let the wine police scare you away!
"...nice cold white wine? Check! Do you crave a Chardonnay? Check!..."

June 23, 2016 Food Post by Wes Marshall

Chablis: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Chardonnay
More on finding the best of the classic Burgundian white wine
"...Chateau De Chardonnay..."

July 31, 2011 Food Post by Wes Marshall

Wine of the Week
Bogle Chardonnay
"...For the past few years, California chardonnay has been beat up hard. First, some marketing wiseacre..."

July 7, 2006 Food Column by Wes Marshall

The Chameleon of Wines
The World's Most Popular Wine
"...Chardonnay, with its chameleon-like character, enjoys international appeal. Burgundy produces..."

April 9, 1999 Food Feature by Anthony King

Liquid Assets
Today's Chardonnays
"...acre of vineyard being ripped out and replanted with Chardonnay. Blame the craze for oaky and slightly sweet wines..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Flight 1: Light- to Medium-Bodied Whites
"...1997 Mont Clair Cuvée Vielle Reserve Chardonnay ($9.99): light, fruity, and easy-to-drink Chardonnay from the South..."

July 23, 1999 Food Column

Champagne Strife
Holiday Cheers Spawn Spirits Rivalry
"...Blanc de blanc from Washington State with lots of chardonnay and good crispness. (Wiggy's)..."

Dec. 22, 1995 Food Feature

Sipping From the Spigot
The time has come for the great boxed-wine challenge
"...FishEye's Pinot Grigio ($14) and the Target stores' California Chardonnay taste like the grapes they are made from, unhampered..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Sipping From the Spigot, Vol. 2
The second Great Boxed-Wine Challenge, plus a very important lesson
"...varietal flights in this order: Pinot Grigio, Sauvig­non Blanc, Chardonnay, mixed whites, Pinot Noir, red blends and various reds,..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Wine of the Week
Texas heat and humidity call for a wine that's not too heavy, not too sweet: Chardonnay
"...No. 1 Wine in the World Is Still ... Chardonnay..."

July 9, 2010 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Sipping Between the Lines
Chronicle wine writer Wes Marshall reviews the wine lists at two Austin hotels, the Driskill and the Four Seasons.
"...honey and soy harmonized very nicely with the crisp Chardonnay fruit. This wine is an education about the way..."

March 17, 2000 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Wines for Chanukah
"...use internationally renowned varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Quality varies, but the larger selection is welcome...."

Dec. 11, 1998 Food Feature

Liquid Assets
Spend money on the gifts instead of the wine this holiday season
"...great options right here in Texas. Ste. Genevieve's Fumé Chardonnay ($8 for a big bottle!) is a wine that..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Beyond the Spritzer
Cooling off with summer wines
"...of the best recent discoveries is Kirkland Ranch Estate Chardonnay ($9), made from Russian River fruit and with a..."

July 18, 2008 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Day Trips
The Way Out Wineries tour leads visitors on a Mardi Gras parade to eight of the best Texas wines that they have never heard of
"...overtones that are much more flavorful than the popular Chardonnays. Viognier is more adaptable to the Texas heat and..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Food and Wine With Altitude
The Colorado scene capitalizes on climate.
"...$15. Its bright acidity worked perfectly with raw oysters. Chardonnay is the most widely planted white wine grape in..."

July 15, 2005 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Liquid Assets
The wines of the West impress Wes.
"...Forgeron's French winemaker, Marie-Eve Gilla, is making a Burgundian-style Chardonnay ($19) that proves this area has great potential for..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Food Column by Wes Marshall

How Texas Is Texas Wine?
What “Truth in Labeling” means for Texas winemakers and vineyards
"...wait on Winery X to be able to buy Chardonnay from West Texas [for HB 1514 to pass], I'll..."

April 28, 2017 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Wine of the Week
Luxurious winemaker Amici Cellars also offers a couple of steals under $20
"...other wine under $20 that I recommend is Olema Chardonnay ($15), which tastes like Chablis made in California –..."

June 21, 2013 Food Column by Wes Marshall

The Grape Beyond
From Burgundy to Tuscany, the basics on wines one might soon find in Austin
"...nine times out of 10 it will be a Chardonnay. If it is red, unless it is a Beaujolais,..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Sparkling Examples
It's that time of year again ...
" use some of the most persnickety grapes imaginable: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. (Note: If the bottle says "Blanc..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Tasting the Stars
Champagne: an appreciation and primer
"...grapes are used. In Champagne, the classic combination is Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, though you'll sometimes see Blanc de..."

Dec. 31, 2004 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Liquid Assets
Favorites from the 'Saveur' Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival
"...Llano Estacado, brought his 2002 Llano Estacado Cellar Select Chardonnay "Certinberg Vineyard" ($17.99). Back in 1984, the winery stunned..."

April 16, 2004 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Day Trips
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and their user-friendly wines.
"...large quantities. Americans' palates soon shifted to the drier Chardonnays. Houser says that the French Colombard grape is still..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Liquid Assets
Under $10, Under $20
"...1999 Clos du Bois Sonoma Chardonnay, $9..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Liquid Assets
A new column by Chronicle wine writer Wes Marshall that spotlights affordable wine choices and offers food pairing advice to complement them.
"...would cost $15-25. Imagine a wine as full-bodied as Chardonnay, but with some sour green apple flavors and you..."

July 28, 2000 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Heron Wines: Old-World Style and Very Nicely Priced
These complex and impressive wines won't complicate your finances
"...Most folks like an occasional Cabernet Sauvignon or a Chardonnay. The Heron Mendocino Cab tasted like a good quality..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Recommendable Boxes Ranked by Flight
"...Bota Box ($18) Chardonnay..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Food Feature

Wine of the Week
Called 'undervalued treasures' by James Halliday, all three of these McWilliam's Wines compete handily with wines twice their price
"...The best of the Hanwood line are the Riesling, chardonnay, and cabernet sauvignon...."

Oct. 9, 2009 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Day Trips
The High Plains wine country offers wine lovers a nice selection of quality wineries to tour and enjoy a sampling of their wares
"...the region and are convincing growers to stray from chardonnay, merlot, and cabernet. Wine drinkers should experiment with sangiovese,..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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