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Magazine Archives: Nov. 30, 2008

Smoke Taint a Concern in Northern California Vineyards

Augustus Weed
Issue: November 30, 2008

As harvesttime arrived in California, vintners assessed the impact of wildfires that swept the state in June. Though the blazes did not damage any vineyards, they did raise the specter of smoke taint in Mendocino County, where thick smoke covered vineyards.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 3, 2008.

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