The bag smells great. Nothing like a shredded JD oak barrel. Good for grilled steaks or rack of lamb, but hugely expensive for smoking. Best price I found was last year at WalMart, about half what the retail list was. No JD chips this year however at WalMart, so no purchase.
Problem on the left coast is being unable to find any other oak chips or chunks. I was able to get split oak from a firewood source, but the bark was so thick, about a half of it was unusable for smoking.
Haven't tried the oak wine barrell chunks, but they should be good.