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Top 10 US wine trends

15th August, 2013 by db_staff

8. Among grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay continue strong growth.

CabernetThe Wine Institute reports that Chardonnay is by far the most popular varietal wine it produces for the American market – a whopping 21% by volume – while Cabernet is 12% and Merlot 10%. Pinot Noir continues to grow, but still has only a 4% share.

“What seemed to be a Pinot Noir boom was just Pinot getting up to speed,” says Bouchaine Vineyards’ veteran winemaker Michael Richmond, who adds: “Pinot Noir seems to be living up to its mystique of providing diversity and controversy like no other variety.”

Paul Goldberg, a principal in Bettinelli Vineyards, one of the biggest grape growers in Napa Valley, reports: “We are seeing very high demand for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon grapes,” as well as “pretty good demand” for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

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