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Napa Barrels
NAPA VALLEY, CA - 2000: New oak barrels are ready to be filled with wine outside a winery covered in red ivy.

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Comments (5)

09.02.11 at 10:46 AM

if it could be assumed that each of the rows we see represented in the photo contained the same number of barrels, just based on the number seen in the top row, we're looking at $50K (or more)

Jim wrote:
09.02.11 at 12:32 PM

Bleh. All that wood wasted to oak the crap out of mediocre wine... Yeah, I know a lot of people like the flavor, but give me a white burgundy any day over new oak chardonnay.

Jenny Freck wrote:
09.05.11 at 9:35 AM

A gorgeous photo as usual

Alder wrote:
09.05.11 at 4:35 PM


Thanks for the comments. But without knowing exactly which winery this is, that's a bit hasty, don't you think. There are plenty of Burgundy producers who have rows of new barrels like this that arrive each year (perhaps not quite so many…). It makes as much sense to generically condemn new oak as it does to condemn a grape variety. It can be used for good as well as evil. That goes for white burgundy, too.

Jim wrote:
09.05.11 at 5:32 PM


All true. I'm just registering my boredom with over-use of heavy oaking in american white wines. I'm not saying that this is the case at this winery, in fact I think the photo's gorgeous. I'm just reminded of so many winery trips where the tour guide insists that the only way to good chardonnay is to only use oak of less than X years.

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