American oak has a much more pronounced aroma than French oak. It imparts more flavor faster, but mellows sooner. Try American oak for Bordeaux-style wines and big Italian or Spanish reds and Zinfandel; it also makes for an assertive Chardonnay. Shipping charges will be calculated and added to your order. All barrels come with either a plastic or cork stopper. Use a universal carboy bung #7081 (drilled) or #7080 (solid) to seal. Sold separately.