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  • n. The property of being oaky


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  • As Mr. Cardarella invited me to appreciate the "oakiness" I can't recall whether it was of the $200 a bottle Signature or the Aberfeldy 27 year old, the high drama drawing a crowd, I had a revelation about myself.

    Crowded in With Whiskey Crowd

  • In the mid 1980s, Australia took the export markets by storm when they produced easy-to-drink, fruit-driven Chardonnay, with a distinctive, creamy oakiness.

    A New Wave of Chardonnay Down Under

  • You can take cues from others at the table as to whether you should accentuate the oakiness of the wood in the parasol's handle, the dankness of the wet sidewalk, or, simply, memory.

    Sophie Brickman: How to Fake a Distinguished Wine Palate

  • Its tropical fruit and pineapple paired really nicely with the mussels, and the oakiness (yes, it was surprisingly oaky and leaned somewhat toward a California Chardonnay) added a fullness that contrasted a little with the New England clam chowder.

    Ari Bendersky: It's Wine With Seafood at Glenn's Diner

  • Sweetness, creaminess, oakiness and alcohol tastes are all down; acidity, freshness and true grape tastes -- that sine qua non of good wine -- are up.

    Merlot Makes a Comeback

  • There is a lovely creaminess to this wine, and a touch of mild oakiness.

    Thanksgiving Wine Under $20: 2008 Picks

  • A few tasted a bit sweeter than we'd like or expect and some, oddly, even had an unpleasant oakiness.

    The Best of the Bubblies

  • While this one did have some oakiness ... it remained fresh and spicy rather than overly buttery and heavy.

    From the Vine

  • It was bursting with berry flavors, with a nice oakiness ... and had a vanilla spice finish that I really liked.

    From the Vine

  • The nose offers ripe raspberry aromas with a mineral background and light oakiness.

    From the Vine


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