We’re pleased to announce that our 2011 Green Valley Pinot Noir, Devoto Garden Vineyard, received a gold medal at this years San Francisco International Wine Competition. The 2012 vintage of that same wine, which has not yet been formally released, received a silver medal. One of the largest competitions in the world, over 4500 wines from 1400 wineries were evaluated.
Last year, the 2011 Green Valley received silver as a young wine, just shortly before it was released — we entered it again this year, and the gold medal received this year reflects it’s maturation in bottle. We expect a similar trajectory for our 2012!
Our 2011 Russian River Pinot Noir received double-gold in last years competition, and we did not re-enter it this year.