American v. French Oak Barrels

What’s the Difference?
American: ~ $300
French: ~$600

American: Stronger vanilla flavors
French: Less tannins
Wineries (reds):
American: Beaulieu Vineyards, Silver Oak
French: Merryvale, Clos du Val

Other Factors to Consider:
– Cooper’s consistency
– Toastiness
– Length of time in the barrel

** I guess terroir has the same affect on trees as it does on grapes!! **

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