By  on April 6, 2014College Cellars 2012 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $28: Walla Walla Valley Community College’s Center for Enology and Viticulture has turned out top winemakers for more than a decade, and the future looks even brighter, if this wine is any indication. It opens with aromas of spice, ripe blackberry, minerality and pencil shavings, followed by flavors of bacon fat, dark chocolate, Coffee Crisp and roasted walnuts dipped in maple syrup. (15.6% alc., 56 cases)” Read more here!

Yashar Shayan, owner of in Seattle, tasted through red wines at the second annual Great Northwest Wine Competition in Hood River, Ore.