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Magazine Archives: Oct. 31, 2004

Montelena Battles "Cellar Funk"

TCA taint in prominent Napa winery forces a renovation
James Laube
Issue: October 31, 2004


Chateau Montelena has undertaken a major renovation of its cellar after discovering that the winery and its wines have been contaminated by TCA (2,4,6-trichloroanisole), a chemical compound responsible for the off flavors in corky wines.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 31, 2004.

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