Beaulieu Vineyard's Red Wine Woes

Tests show many BV reds have high levels of TCA; cellar contamination may be the cause
James Laube
Issue: November 15, 2002

Beaulieu Vineyard, one of Napa Valley's most prominent wineries, has confirmed that many of its red wines from recent vintages suffer from a moldy, musty flavor caused by high levels of 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA), the chemical compound also responsible for off flavors in corky wines.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2002.

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