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Magazine Archives: July 31, 2006

Napa Producer Declassifies Two Vintages

James Laube
Issue: July 31, 2006

After a run of excellent vintages from 1993 to 2001, Snowden Vineyards has chosen to declassify its 2003 and 2004 vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon. The Napa Valley winery's 2002 vintage developed a low level of brettanomyces, a spoilage yeast that can result in muddled, leathery flavors.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 31, 2006.

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