AKA oak beans. Heavy toast French oak cubes impart aromatic sweetness, full mouthfeel, and notes of cooked fruit, raisin, cinnamon, and allspice. Look for undertones of creme brulee, milk chocolate, and intense campfire and roast coffee character.
Crafted from air-dried oak staves and fire-toasted by expert coopers in California, oak cubes allow winemakers to impart terrific oak flavor and aroma to wines aged in glass carboys, plastic buckets, or steel tanks. Use a single variety or create your own custom blend of different toasts and woods.
Suggested dose is 2.5 - 3 oz per five gallons; can be added during fermentation or aging. Leave wine in contact with the cubes for a minimum of two to three months.