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Special Reserve Oak

Each year, we set aside limited quantities of French and American oak for our Special Reserve program. This 36-month, extra-fine grain material is hand-picked at our company-owned stave mills and represents the finest quality oak, adding finesse to your wines.

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T.W. Boswell Special Reserve barrel

Special Reserve Oak

Each year, we set aside limited quantities of French and American oak for our Special Reserve program. This 36-month, extra-fine grain material is hand-picked at our company-owned stave mills and represents the finest quality oak, adding finesse to your wines.

Place an Allocation Inquiry  

T.W. Boswell Special Reserve Extra-fine Grain Stave


Extra-fine Grain

Extra-fine grain oak extends the palate and provides refined structure and sophisticated mouthfeel. The tight grain contributes subtle oak aromatics and highlights the essence of your fruit.



Extra-fine Grain

Extra-fine grain oak extends the palate and provides refined structure and sophisticated mouthfeel. The tight grain contributes subtle oak aromatics and highlights the essence of your fruit.



Seasoned 36 Months

For three seasoning cycles, our Special Reserve oak staves age naturally in optimal open-air climates where micro-flora flourish and the natural elements facilitate changes to oak chemistry. This results in added elegance and a softer oak profile.

T.W. Boswell Special Reserve Seasoned Oak Staves


Seasoned 36 Months

For three seasoning cycles, our Special Reserve oak staves age naturally in optimal open-air climates where micro-flora flourish and the natural elements facilitate changes to oak chemistry. This results in added elegance and a softer oak profile.

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Elevated Elegance

These premium oak staves produce more sophisticated flavors and contribute elegant integration with the wine. Overall, the result is an elevated impression of fruit and balance.



Elevated Elegance

These premium oak staves produce more sophisticated flavors and contribute elegant integration with the wine. Overall, the result is an elevated impression of fruit and balance.

Natural Seasoning Cycle for Special Reserve Staves

Natural Seasoning Cycle

Our French and European oak season at our PEFC certified stave mill in Monthureux sur-Saône in Northeastern France. Meanwhile, our American oak is seasoned at our domestic stave mills in the Ozarks.

• The sun reduces wood moisture content
• Rain promotes fungi and leaches tannins
• Fungi changes the oak composition
• The freeze-thaw action breaks down oak structure
• Wind circulates air through stave stacks


Natural Seasoning Cycle

Our French and European oak season at our PEFC certified stave mill in Monthureux sur-Saône in Northeastern France. Meanwhile, our American oak is seasoned at our domestic stave mills in the Ozarks.

• The sun reduces wood moisture content
• Rain promotes fungi and leaches tannins
• Fungi changes the oak composition
• The freeze-thaw action breaks down oak structure
• Wind circulates air through stave stacks