The Finger Lakes International Win Competition is one of the larger wine competitions in the U.S. The competition this year had over 3500 entries from all 50 states and 20 countries. The judges were comprised of many judges from around the world, experts in their fields. Our 2011 Bella’s Sunshine won its first medal (bronze) and our 2011 Private Reserve Pinot Noir won a silver medal. It was the only Pinot Noir from Oregon that received a medal. Another interesting data point was the of the Pinot Noir’s that did win a medal, most were from California. Most of the Pinot Noir’s that come from Oregon are of the traditional Burgundy style, lighter than those produced in Northern Oregon. I see a trend here, moving away from the heavily oaked “cab-pinots” Yay!