For intance, having white wine with a steak is perfectly acceptable, especially if you've selected a big, oaky Chardonnay; however, if you are serving a delicately flavored white wine, the steak might overpower it.
Mostly Grenache blended with Syrah and Mourvèdre, this Les Buissons is a dark ruby red with a showy nose of black fruit, spiciness, oaky vanilla, and enlivening earthy notes.
First, if you're the type who loves to drink those oaky, buttery-slick California Chardonnays, I think you can skip this one.
Aged for six months in French oak casks, the Acrobat Pinot Noir is known for its oaky nose and spicy taste.
Many winemakers cask their Cabernet's in oak casks, resulting in an oaky, flavorful blend.
White wines run the gamut from dry to sweet and from bright and crisp to smooth and oaky.
This is not your average oaky, candied mess that abounds these days in the Merlot aisle.
This allows the oaky characteristics of the wine to develop.
Oaky: Oak adds a toast or vanilla characteristic to wine.