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About Oak Solutions Group

Oak Solutions Group is a premium oak products company that is focused on providing expert advice, niche products and unparalleled selection. At Oak Solutions we share our sensory science and our creative technology to help some of the world's best winemakers achieve their vision.

Oak Solutions Group distributes two innovative product lines, evOAK, forward thinking oak products and tru/tan, innovative oak tannins.

evOAK products represent innovations in design, toasting, measurement and packaging of the finest French and American oak. evOAK sets the standard for oak alternatives.

tru/tan proprietary blends of gallo and ellagic tannins are designed for use at different stages of winemaking. What makes tru/tan unique is the oak, directly sourced from the same premium forest regions as French oak barrels and then precisely toasted through tru/tan's exclusive process.

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Oak Solutions Group distributes three product lines: evOAK, forward thinking oak products and tru/tan, unique oak tannins and custom blends, our newest line of innovation.  oaksolutionsgroup.com

Cooperages 1912 & Oak Solutions Group Announce $100,000 Donation to Support Northern California Communities after Devastating Wildfires

Napa, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2017) – Sister companies Cooperages 1912 and Oak Solutions Group are pleased to announce their donation to The Tipping Point and the Redwood Credit Union for wildfire relief efforts in northern California wine country. The companies are making a joint donation of $100,000, which includes employee donations and a company match.

The Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund will receive $50,000 and Redwood Credit Union Community North Bay Fire Relief Fund will receive $50,000. Donations given to the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund will be directed to North Bay community foundations and service providers to support low-income communities hit hardest by the fires. The Redwood Credit Union is receiving donations to support North Bay fire victims in all four affected counties.

“The northern California area and local wine community are close to the heart of our family and our company,” Independent Stave Company CEO Brad Boswell, said. “The impact of the fires on our employees, customers and friends has been immeasurable. This is an opportunity for our companies and our employees to give back to a community that has given so much to our industry.”

Cooperages 1912 and Oak Solutions Group offer premium wine barrels, oak alternatives and enological tannins to winemakers throughout the world. Founded four generations ago by the Boswell Family, parent company Independent Stave Company continues to embrace the core values of family, innovation, community and hard work. 


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ēvOAK by Oak Solutions Group Launches New Extraction Tank in Partnership with Custom Metalcraft
10 April, 2017


NAPA, Calif. (April 10, 2017) – ÄvOAK by Oak Solutions Group is pleased to introduce the ÄvOAK Extraction Tank, a specialized, easy-to-use external tank system developed in partnership with Custom Metalcraft to extract oak into wine or spirits. The ÄvOAK Extraction Tank can be used in conjunction with any type of oak alternative product, offering a faster extraction than traditional methods as well as the convenience of reduced labor inputs at the winery.

“Creativity is core to the ÄvOAK brand, and our Extraction Tank will further revolutionize the beverage alcohol industry by allowing wineries to benefit from faster extraction of oak-derived compounds into wine or spirits, the ability to adjust the speed of extraction at any point, and significantly reduced labor by eliminating storage tank entry,” confirmed Kyle Sullivan, international sales director for Oak Solutions Group.

First, the desired oak alternative product or blend of products will be placed inside the ÄvOAK Extraction Tank according to the desired dose rate. Using an external pump and connection hoses, wine flows from the storage tank through the ÄvOAK Extraction Tank, then returning to the storage tank. The system is designed so the speed may be adjusted at any point for added convenience.

“We’ve conducted numerous production trials, and the results repeatedly demonstrate a high quality extraction is achieved in less time,” said Sullivan. “Any of our ÄvOAK products work well in the extraction tank, allowing wineries to have access to our full range of innovative products, with less time and labor invested in integrating the oak with the wine.”

By eliminating the need for in-tank installations, the ÄvOAK Extraction Tank is positioned to significantly reduce labor, and may also be used at any point of the winemaking process.

Immediately available in North America, Oak Solutions Group will work in partnership with Custom Metalcraft to manage inquiries and sales. Product and commercial trial information is available on Custom Metalcraft’s website: http://custom-metalcraft.com/wine-distilling-brewing-equipment/wine-industry/oak-extraction-tank/.

Oak Solutions Group is a premium oak products company focused on providing expert advice and unparalleled selection. Oak Solutions Group distributes three product lines: ÄvOAK forward thinking oak products, trÅ«/tan innovative oak tannins, and Custom Blends.    

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trū/tan by Oak Solutions Group Introduces Aqueous Tannins to its Product Line, Launches aquadolce and aquatexture as New Blends
24 February, 2017

NAPA, Calif. (February 24, 2017) – Oak Solutions Group is pleased to expand its trū/tan enological tannin line through the launch of two artisanal new products: aquadolce and aquatexture by trū/tan. Both products are unique blends of oak-derived ellagitannin and gallotannin. Presented as aqueous tannins, they retain the aromatic freshness and potency of stave quality oak while maximizing ease of application.  

 “This is an exciting launch for us following several years of development and experimentation,” confirmed Glenn Jeffries, trū/tan technical sales engineer. “Aqueous tannins react quickly to grape polyphenols for optimal integration into wine tannin complexes, resulting in the immediate improvement of mouthfeel and structure of any wine. Furthermore, adding liquids to tank or barrel is easy and efficient, so using these aqueous tannins is the apex of quality and convenience.”

 As with all trū/tan blends, aquadolce and aquatexture are 100 percent natural, hydrosoluble and in conformity with Codex OIV.

 
Oak Solutions Group designed the two aqueous tannin blends to offer different nuances to wine: 

  • aquatexture helps balance the fruit and structure of wines, bringing just the right amount of barrel aromatics, toast, roundness, complexity and structure when used during aging or finishing. trū/tan aquatexture rapidly improves the textural dimension of wine while providing more classic oak aromatics that help to frame the fruit.
  • aquadolce immediately lifts the aromatic character of white or red wine by providing a rich, bright sweetness to both the bouquet and palate of a wine. The proprietary oak toasting and extraction process is focused on developing and retaining the maximum amount of confectionary oak compounds that lead to aromatic richness and a softer, rounder, more elegant experience on the palate. This blend is typically used during finishing or pre-bottling.

The new tannins launched at the 2017 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento, Calif. and are now available for ordering. Sample kits may be requested at oaksolutionsgroup.com and technical data sheets are also available upon request for both products, presenting chemical and sensory analysis to offer further insights.

Oak Solutions Group is a premium oak products company focused on providing expert advice and unparalleled selection. Oak Solutions Group distributes three product lines: ēvOAK forward thinking oak products, trū/tan innovative oak tannins, and Custom Blends.    

 

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Oak Solutions Group Launches Cuvée No. 4 and No. 5 Tank Staves, Designed to Offer a Barrel-Like Extraction
24 February, 2017

NAPA, Calif. (February 13, 2017) – Oak Solutions Group is pleased to announce the latest addition to its evOAK portfolio: Cuvée No. 4 and No. 5 tank staves. Inspired by traditional cooperage, Cuvée No. 4 and No. 5 offer winemakers the versatility of oak alternatives with the elegance and complexity of a barrel-like extraction.

“Our innovation team used our proprietary technology and the key elements to crafting a barrel to develop these unique tank staves well suited to extended aging,” confirmed Kyle Sullivan, international sales director.

Cuvée No. 4 and No. 5 tank staves are crafted with oak hand-selected at the cooperage for the finest grain, thereby increasing the potential for extractives. Next, to mimic the gradient of flavor found in a barrel, each tank stave is toasted with a computer-controlled infrared heat source, which conveys different nuances from the surface to the center of the tank stave. The tank staves are only toasted on one side to further increase complexity. This offers two different surfaces to extract from: the toasted side mirrors the first layers of toasted oak in a traditional barrel, while the untoasted side offers the tannins found in the interior layers of a barrel.

“When a barrel is toasted, the surface and initial depth of its barrel staves will be transformed most significantly by the heat from the fire, offering more toasty, caramelized notes, while the inner layers will be less transformed and be an excellent source of tannin,” said Sullivan. “As the wine ages in barrel, it will slowly enter into the oak up to 5-7 mm in depth and will benefit from the different extractives and nuances present in each layer of oak for a complex end result. Cuvée No. 4 and No. 5 offer a way to achieve this using oak alternatives.”

Oak Solutions Group has released a technical data sheet presenting chemical and sensory analysis of both tank staves, offering winemakers further insights into the products through supporting data.

Cuvée No. 4 consistently imparts rich flavors that pair well with dark fruit, and is known for subtle vanilla, red spice and a luxurious finish. The barrel-like aromas and flavors are typical of a fully extracted American oak barrel. Meanwhile, Cuvée No. 5 is reminiscent of a first use French oak barrel, and accentuates aromatic freshness through an integrated balance of fruit, spice and toast while enhancing structure with supple tannins.

The new tank staves launched at the 2016 Vinitech Sifel exposition in Bordeaux, France in December and were subsequently introduced at the 2017 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento, Calif. Sample kits may be requested at oaksolutionsgroup.com.

Oak Solutions Group is a premium oak products company focused on providing expert advice and unparalleled selection. Oak Solutions Group distributes three product lines: evOAK forward thinking oak products, tru/tan innovative oak tannins, and Custom Blends.

 


 

For more information, contact:

Teri Smith, Marketing Director

Office: 573-442-4660

Cell: 573-424-8896

teri.smith@independentstavecompany.com


Oak Solutions Group Launches New Tannin Blend in trū/tan Line, "ib / Integration Boost"
02 February, 2016

tru-/tan ibOak Solutions Group has launched a new tru/tan enological tannin blend: ib integration boost. Use tru/tan ib to enhance fruit perception by providing rich sweetness and a soft, rounded boost to mid-palate weight at any point during the maturation process. ib offers particularly excellent results for white wines and Rosé and also integrates well with red wines. All tru/tan blends are pure, 100 percent natural, in conformity with the Enological Codex and dissolve easily.

 

Oak Solutions Group distributes three product lines: evOAK, forward thinking oak products and tru/tan, unique oak tannins and custom blends, our newest line of innovation.


Oak Solutions Group Designs an Innovative Toasting System for Tank Staves, Launches ‘Precision Fire Toast’ Tank Stave Series into the Market
17 March, 2015

Napa, Calif. (March 16, 2015) - Oak Solutions Group is pleased to announce the latest addition to its portfolio: the Precision Fire Toast tank stave series, which offers new flavors and exceptional accuracy for every stave thanks to an innovative new toasting system.

"We are always pursuing innovations and developing new products - this is one of our signatures," confirmed Kyle Sullivan, international sales director. "As we brainstormed what the next milestone could be, we realized fire toasted tank staves are well utilized in the industry but could be further explored. Furthermore, if technology could be developed to master control of the thermodynamics and ensure strict adherence to the nuance of every recipe, it would revolutionize this category of oak alternatives."

Oak Solutions Group spent two years developing a new fire toast system focused on tank staves as a collaboration between its innovation, research & development and engineering divisions. The resulting proprietary system features state of the art technology to closely control the thermodynamics, ensuring a consistent and accurate toast on all tank stave surfaces and for every batch toasted. Tank staves are also in 360 degree rotation, turning at key points during the toast to achieve consistency and full flavor development.

With a new system in place, the company then identified sensory targets for new tank stave products and began developing recipes to achieve them.

"We get to be food scientists, using science to achieve a desirable sensory result," said David Llodra, director of research and development. "After talking to winemakers and evaluating what is needed in the market, we identified four targets, each one distinct from the other. We then created recipes and conducted tastings throughout the process, both to audit the success of our technology and to approve new recipes."

Precision Fire Toast tank staves have now been launched as a new series in the company's evOAK brand. The series offers key flavors that work well for modern winemaking styles. Two of the flavors focus on a fruit forward approach - Fruit and Balance - while the other two flavors showcase the richness fire toasting can achieve - Savory and Intense.

"We have an exceptional platform now to push the envelope of what is possible through fire toasting and resulting flavor gradients," said Llodra. "It will be exciting to keep pursuing this. Moving forward, we will continue to develop new toasts based on client consultation and flavors sought after in the market."

Oak Solutions Group is a premium oak products company focused on providing expert advice and unparalleled selection. Oak Solutions Group distributes three product lines: evOAK forward thinking oak products, tru/tan innovative oak tannins, and Custom Blends.


Precision Fire Toast Tank Staves - February 13, 2015
18 February, 2015

New Product Introduced for 2015:

Precision Fire Toast Tank Staves

evOAK's Precision Fire Toasted Series is crafted using a proprietary toasting system allowing each stave to be toasted over an open-oak fire, just like a barrel, with state of the art controls to ensure consistency. Staves are in 360 degree rotation, turning at key points during the toast to achieve full flavor development. Resulting flavors are richly nuanced across the toast gradient and consistent for every stave.

Fruit: This stave is reminiscent of a new, lightly toasted French oak barrel, offering supple tannins to add structure and brighten fruit.

Balanced: True to its name, this fire toasted stave represents the perfect marriage of time and temperature, yielding a soft oak profile that respects the fruit while adding richness to the mouthfeel.

Intense: This fire toasted stave takes flavor to the limit, with ample amounts of vanilla, apple pie spice, and rich toast evolving early on the palate and carrying through to finish.

Savory: This stave is transformed by a profound toast over an oak fire, resulting in a richly toasted, roasted coffee bouquet that enhances dark fruits and lingers through a long finish.


Oak Solutions Group Expands Team
08 September, 2014

Oak Solutions Group Expands Team, Hires Glenn Jeffries

as tru/tan Technical Sales Engineer


Oak Solutions Group is pleased to announce the recent hire of Glenn Jeffries as tru/tan technical sales engineer, a new position created by the group to support signigicant sales growth for its enological tannin products. One of the most important responsibilities for Jeffries will be to serve as global tru/tan brand manager, supporting the efforts of the company's sales team for the tru/tan product line.

"We are only at the beginning of the tannin growth curve," said Kyle Sullivan, director of sales. "Since tannins involve one of the most complex areas of chemistry, we have carefully assembled a team to support the intricacies of this field. Together our team will continue to conduct research, develop new tannin products and provide poignant technical assistance to our customers."

Jeffries will work with Oak Solutions Group's research director and product innovation director to ensure cutting-edge research is readily available and easily understood by winemaking customers around the world.

Jeffries brings with him 15 years of experience from his previous role as a chemist for Analytical Sciences in Petaluma, where he focused on chemical analysis, extractions and field sampling. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Sonoma State University.

"Glenn comes to Oak Solutions Group with a phenomenal understanding of our product portfolio thanks to his area of expertise and our pre-existing collaboration with him through our work with Analytical Sciences laboratory," confirmed Sullivan.

Oak Solutions Group is a premium oak products company focused on providing expert advice and unparalleled selection. Oak Solutions Group distributes three product lines: EvOAK forward thinking oak products, tru/tan innovative oak tannins, and Custom Blends.


Oak Solutions Group has a new and improved website
21 July, 2014

Oak Solutions Group has a new and improved website. Check out the newly redesigned oaksolutionsgroup.com 

We continue to create new barrel alternatives for the ever growing market.


Oak Solutions Group Names Kyle Sullivan Director of Sales
04 May, 2012

NAPA, Calif. (May 4, 2012) – Oak Solutions Group is pleased to announce an update to its leadership team: Kyle Sullivan, former Assistant Director, has been promoted to Director of Sales.

This announcement follows on the company’s decision to create a new Product Innovation Division led by Ed Larmie, who served as Director of Sales for Oak Solutions Group since the company’s inception.

“We’d like to extend our warm congratulations to Kyle,” said Brad Boswell, president and fourth-generation cooper. “He has been a valuable team member since joining our company in 2008 and has worked closely with Ed over the last several years.  OSG looks forward to continuing our relationships with the winemakers we serve under Kyle’s leadership.”  

Sullivan was promoted to Assistant Director in 2011 and began managing the company’s sales teams in South America and Spain.  He has also served as global brand manager for trū/tan, the company’s line of enological tannins. Prior to joining Oak Solutions Group, Sullivan worked in the wine industry for ten years.

Oak Solutions Group is a premium oak products company focused on providing expert advice and unparalleled selection. Oak Solutions Group distributes two innovative product lines: ēvOAK forward thinking oak products and trū/tan innovative oak tannins.


Cooperages 1912 & Oak Solutions Group Introduce New 'Product Innovation' Division
24 April, 2012

NAPA, Calif. (April 24, 2012) – To fortify their position as the industry’s innovation leaders, Cooperages 1912 and Oak Solutions Group are pleased to introduce their new Product Innovation Division.  This division will focus exclusively on the development and refinement of oak barrels, oak alternatives and enological tannins.

“Innovation has always been a core value in our family business,” said Brad Boswell, president and fourth-generation cooper.  “This is a brand new division whose sole function is to create, think outside the box, listen to what customers need, and then develop new products that push our industry forward.”

The Product Innovation Division will work closely with the company’s Engineering team and Research & Development Division, which have been in place for many years.

Ed Larmie, who has served as Director of Sales for Oak Solutions Group since the company’s inception, is taking on a new role as Director of Product Innovation. 

“For years, Ed has been actively involved in product development for our organization thanks to his expertise, practical approach and creativity,” said Boswell. “Ed is the perfect person to head up this new division.”

Larmie will direct a full-time staff and oversee the company’s new winery and laboratory dedicated to small-scale experiments and bench trials. 

Cooperages 1912 and Oak Solutions Group offer premium wine barrels, oak alternatives and enological tannins to winemakers throughout the world.  Founded four generations ago by the Boswell Family, parent company Independent Stave Company is now celebrating its 100 year anniversary in 2012.  


Oak Solutions Group Launches Innovative Tank Stave, Cuvée No. 3 Espresso Toast
05 April, 2012

NAPA, Calif. (March 14, 2012) – Oak Solutions Group has launched the third edition to its Cuvée tank stave series: Cuvée No. 3 Espresso Toast. This new tank stave exhibits distinct espresso character thanks to an innovative stave contour that toasts differently than the traditional stave shape.

“Instead of having a smooth surface, Cuvée No. 3 Espresso Toast tank staves are planed to have a rippled silhouette,” explained Kyle Sullivan, assistant director. “The resulting ridges toast more quickly than the grooved portion of each stave and also radiate heat deeper into the underlying layers of oak.”

When combined with infrared toasting technology, this creates a complex gradient of dark roasted flavors. As a result, Cuvée No. 3 is characterized as an opulent flavor blend, including concentrated notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate.

“Just as the Italian masters have perfected the espresso roast, carefully orchestrating a delicate balance of concentrated flavors, Cuvée No. 3 imparts a rich blend of flavors across the toast gradient,” said Sullivan. “The balance of roasted flavors makes this tank stave an excellent choice for a variety of wine styles and varietals.”

Oak Solutions Group is a premium oak products company focused on providing expert advice and unparalleled selection. Oak Solutions Group distributes two innovative product lines: ēvOAK forward thinking oak products and trū/tan innovative oak tannins.

 


Oak Solutions Group Launches Next Generation Oak Chips
23 February, 2011

NAPA, Calif.  – Oak Solutions Group has launched Next Generation, a new line of oak chips debuted at the 2011 Unified Wine & Grape  Symposium.

“Through 25 years of crafting alternatives and a commitment to serving as a leader in our industry, we have created the next generation,” said  Ed Larmie, director. “We combined what we’ve learned through trials, science and technology to forge a new frontier".

Next Generation oak chips are the latest release from the forward-thinking ēvOAK product line. As part of the development process, Oak Solutions Group’s research team identified three primary factors that influence what an oak alternative can do for wine: intensity (overall oak impact), mouthfeel (the perception of weight on the palate) and structure (length on the palate, framework of the wine).

Next Generation oak chips were then developed to represent ideal combinations of these three attributes while capitalizing on the unique  properties of French and American oak.

“For years, many have defined the anticipated flavor of oak alternatives by the color derived during the toasting process,” explains David Llodrá, research and development director. “However, it’s been proven that color chemistry is not directly linked to flavor. While ‘medium toast’ and ‘high toast’ descriptors do help distinguish between products, Next Generation chips are defined by a new way of thinking – the true impact of a product on wine.”

Next Generation chips also benefit from new advancements in toasting technology.

“We developed a new process and corresponding technology that can change temperature quickly and more accurately,” said Llodrá. “This creates unique flavors through precise manipulation of French and American oak’s many attributes”.

Next Generation offers four variations (NG.354A, NG.455A, NG466F and NG567F), allowing winemakers to select the best match for each wine.

“We launched Next Generation at Unified, and the response was immediate,” said Larmie. “We look forward to continuing to respond to the widespread interest in these products, including demand for bench trial sample kits.”

Oak Solutions Group is a premium oak products company focused on providing expert advice and unparalleled selection. Oak Solutions Group distributes two innovative product lines, ēvOAK, forward thinking oak products and trū/tan, innovative oak tannins.

Teri Smith, Marketing Director                                                          Ed Larmie, Director, Oak Solutions Group
Office: 573-442-4660                                                                         Office: 573-442-3465
Cell: 573-424-8896                                                                            Cell: 707-696-8106
teri.smith@independentstavecompany.com                                Ed.Larmie@oaksolutionsgroup.com

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ēvOAK and trū/tan by Oak Solutions Group at Unified - Booth#1020
18 January, 2011

Stop by to discuss the many product options, created to eliminate guesswork while offering the precise flavors winemakers are looking for.  NEW this year: Next Generation oak chips,the next step in a lineage of forward-thinking oak alternatives.

After 10 years of research into one of the most complex areas of chemistry, Oak Solutions Group launched this line of gallo and ellagic-tannins. Blends are created using oak directly sourced from the same premium forest regions as fine French oak barrels. All trū/tan blends are pure, 100 percent natural, in conformity with the Enological Codex and dissolve easily.


Tru/Tan -- Designer Tannin Blends
20 May, 2010

What can I say about tru/tan? It’s the cool product with the unusual name. Once again the Oak Solutions Group has put out an interesting oak alternative.

There are already a number of tannin products on the market. The tru/tan product line itself offers a winemaker three different tannin blends of gallotannins and ellagic tannins. The exact ratios are considered trade secrets, so I don’t know what, compositionally, differentiates the individual blends. One blend called “Fermentation Finishing” or “f2” is positioned for use during fermentation and finishing; one blend called “Vinification Formula” or “vf” is for aging; and one blend called “Reserve Formula” or “rf” is for aging and finishing.

What’s Cool: What I like about these tannin blends is their differences. They provide a winemaker with a few more options.

For more information: contact Oak Solutions Group, 707-259-4988, www.oaksolutionsgroup.com.


Title Name Email Phone
Oak Solutions Specialist Central Valley & Central Paul Abbott pabbott@oaksolutionsgroup.com 707-480-1507
Oak Solutions Specialist Washington, Oregon, Napa Amy LaHue alahue@oaksolutionsgroup.com 573-489-0053
Sales Director Kyle Sullivan ksullivan@oaksolutionsgroup.co
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707-287-8555
Technical Sales Engineer Glenn Jeffries gjeffries@oaksolutionsgroup.co
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707-591-6249
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Oak Solutions Group evOAK EnoCUBES

enoCUBESare a masterful combination of carefully chosen oak cubes that are blended to bring out the greatest in each enological stage.We believe the best results occur from blendingjust as you do in winemaking.That's why we select the best oak cubes and devotedly combine them for you.

Using a century of oak expertise, loads of sensory science, and winemaker contribution, our cube blends have been created so you can uncomplicate oak use and save time. enoCUBES are unique flavor blends created from uncompromising oak selection and carefully monitored toasting.

Origin: Blends of American oak and/or French oak

Size: Average enoCUBE size is 0.5 x 0.5

Blend: White Fermentation,White New World Aging, White Traditional Aging, White Finishing, Red Fermentation, Red Aging, or Red Finishing

Packaging: Easy-grip handle infusion bags. 

Ideal cube shape benefits:

  • Consistent in sizing
  • Absent of dust
  • Extracts quickly
  • Easy to blend
  • Best shape for toasting

FERMENTATION

The Fermentation blends are specially designed to add structure and lift the fruit characters.These blends improve the body by adding volume, which enhances the fruit component.The lightly toasted oak in these blends adds oak tannins, protecting the wine from oxidation.


WHITE FERMENTATION

This blend magnifies the fruit qualities, accentuating natural fruit aromas.The tannins and spicy oak characters protect wine while adding complexity.
RED FERMENTATION

This blend provides a toasty background and enhances dark fruit character.The added structure increases mouthfeel and broadens the palate

AGING

The aging blends work with the evolution of wine over a longer period of time, creating an intricate balance that helps the wine develop naturally without overshadowing the fruit character.


WHITE NEW WORLD AGING

This blend adds volume and creamy texture with intense vanilla. Caramelized character contributes to a soft, lush palate.
WHITE TRADITIONAL AGING

This blend adds structure and length, creating toasty bread-like qualities, vanilla, and hints of smoke while preserving mineral qualities.
RED AGING

This blend adds depth to the wine by balancing fruit character with notes of vanilla and dark chocolate.

FINISHING

The finishing blends are highly extractive, adding intense characters to wine. Elements accentuate fruit character and add impact to push the wine's flavor into bold levels.


WHITE FINISHING

This blend brings intense vanilla and deep toasty characters to complement the fruit and improve mouthfeel.
RED FINISHING

This blend uses characters to emphasize ripe fruit with hints of coffee, chocolate, and spice, adding great complexity to wine.


evOAK oak chips and powder benefit from our uncompromising approach to oak selection, seasoning, innovative toasting, and unmatched quality control. Depend on evOAK oak chips and powder to produce predictable results you can rely on.
                    

Classic Oak Chips 

Toasted Oak Powder

Next Generation Oak Chips                             

XT Oak Chips


evOAK barrel inserts economically add oak with the benefits of barrel aging. They offer versatility, ease of maintenance with an industry-leading toast. A variety of flavor profiles are available as well as custom profiles. Plus, our experienced coopers will proficiently install evOAK inserts at your winery site.

                     Latitude Series                                   Cuvee Series