True Colors

There was a recent posting on Facebook about the “One Side” Chardonnay from Pilot Knob, made with 100% Chardonnay from Robert Clay Vineyards.  The picture and comments concerned me, especially since I’ve never been a big fan of Chardonnay.  Since I wasn’t really sure how to respond, I decided to open a bottle myself and compare with several White Wine color charts that I found online. To my pleasant surprise, what I found was that both the color and clarity matched every example photo I found of a medium/full bodied Chardonnay. Whew!

1. Vinho Verde / Pinot Gris, 2. Sauvignon Blanc, 3. Marsanne / Chenin Blanc / Viognier, 4. Chardonnay, 5. Old White Wine, 6. Sherry

1. Vinho Verde / Pinot Gris, 2. Sauvignon Blanc, 3. Marsanne / Chenin Blanc / Viognier, 4. Chardonnay, 5. Old White Wine, 6. Sherry

My eye’s place the color at a 4 or maybe somewhere between a 3 & 4.  And the clarity is exceptional! (the iPhone photo and my lighting doesn’t do it justice)

What do you think?

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