Cellar Craft Sterling Chardonnay improvements?

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Elizajean

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My CC Sterling Chardonnay is just finishing secondary, next step is degassing. I tasted it today and it seemed harsh, yet fruity. I did not taste much from the original oak chips. Have any of you made this, and would you recommend additional oak, such as cubes at this point?
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I think it is probably too early to tell. That harshness may fade, so it may be best to wait some months before deciding. OTOH, I like oak, and if you do, too, nothing would be harmed by adding more!
 
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