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Hanzell Finds TCA Taint in Wines

Sonoma winery suspends sales of 2000 Chardonnay and 1999 Pinot Noir
James Laube
Issue: August 31, 2003


In June, Hanzell Vineyards suspended sales of its 2000 Chardonnay and 1999 Pinot Noir after tests showed the presence of 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA) -- a compound that causes musty aromas in wine -- in the Chardonnay and in the winery's cellar.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 31, 2003.

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