Since the bulk market in the Pacific Northwest is a relatively new industry, and trends are difficult to understand and analyze.
Chardonnay was available abundantly from the 2014 vintage and largely was retained by wineries and bottled since the bulk wine sales were sluggish.
Conversely, interest in the 2015 vintage has been increasingly active, and broad. Washington bottled Chardonnay must have increased as local interest is higher than the two previous years 300%.
We will continue to try to study and understand the market to better serve our customers.