This was a topic of discussion elsewhere. I don't find the oak that strong and I'm not an "oak bomb" guy by any means. In fact, I dislike oak bomb Chards. It seems some folks find the oak just right and not heavy and (a few) others feel it is over oaked. Something about that wine that seems to make the oak pop for a few folks. Yeah, the oak didn't strike me nearly as much as the citrus. I will say that it tasted nothing like any Cali Chardonnay I've ever had. Also, just remembered that it was the 2007.