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California Vintner Tests Native Oak for Barrels

Issue: October 31, 1994

California Vintner Tests Native Oak for Barrels French oak barrels have long been the gold standard for aging wine, and American oak barrels from the Midwest have been catching up in quality. Now at least one California vintner has taken the next step by testing barrels made from oak trees grown in his own backyard.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 31, 1994.

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