The intensity of a wine’s color is a tip-off to the intensity of its flavor.  

Answer: False.

It certainly seems like this ought to be the case, but in fact color intensity and flavor intensity are not correlated.  The best example is Pinot Noir which can look rather faint, even when the wine in question possesses a rivetingly intense flavor. (Genetically Pinot Noir lacks a robust amount of anthocyanins, the compounds responsible for color).

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