February 28, 1998 Napa Tasting Shows Off American Oak What's in an oak barrel? Aside from young wine, an oak barrel can also harbor flavors of its own, adding smoke, caramel, cream, spice and vanilla characteristics to a fine Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands February 28, 1998.
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