I'll start by saying that medals don't mean much. Consistency, however, does. Since the bottling of these 2010 wines, they have been entered into 3 competitions so far, of which 2 of the competitions have taken place so far. In the first competition, the International Wine Challenge in London, the Syrah and the Zin were entered, as I opted not to enter the Cab at that time. Both entered wines took medals, the Syrah z Bronze and the Zin a Silver. The next competition to be run, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, I entered all three wines, and each of them took a medal. The Zin and Syrah each took silvers, while the Cabernet took its first medal, a bronze. 5 medals out of 5 entries is pretty darned consistent so far.