The Spice & Jam Trading Co.

The Spice & Jam Trading Co.

Malbec 2020

A juicy Malbec with a splash of berry flavors, but not too sweet. Almost tastes like it was mixed with jam, but still light enough to compare to a Pinot.  — 9 months ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

North Coast Syrah 2015

Spice box, jam, and pepper. Lush and full bodied. Supple yet firm tannins. Still has miles to go. — 5 years ago

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Sine Qua Non

Just For the Love of It Syrah 2002

2002 Sine Qua Non “Just For The Love Of It” Syrah. 15.2% Alcohol. So I have a confession to make. When this wine was released and Mr. Parker rated it 100 points (and correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this might have been the first Parker SQN 100 pointer), I couldn’t wait to pull the cork. And when I did, I was totally.......underwhelmed! I began questioning Parker. Questioning Manfred. Questioning my palate. What was I missing? What was my problem? Could I continue on in this world? Well, I never did reconcile things, and then “Papa” was released and all was right with the world again. So here we are, 15 years hence, and I’m here to report that Mr. Parker knew what he was talking about after all. We’re talking absolute perfection screaming from my Zalto stem. Notes of exotic flowers, toasty oak, anise and spice box on the nose. Just gorgeous. I could swirl and sniff all evening. On the palate, a predominance of sweet black currant, white pepper, blackberries and plum jam. Juicy, opulent, intense, pure. Stunning really. Endless finish. I haven’t tasted this wine in ten years because as I said, it never impressed me. But it just jumped up to co-number 1 SQN Syrah with me along with “Poker Face” and “The 17th Nail In My Cranium.” One addendum to Mr. Parker’s review which stated this wine would drink well for 10-15 years. This piece of art is just getting started! Remember, “...never for money.” — 6 years ago

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Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

Never had the honor of sampling this one, but my favorite is 17th Nail. So I get it!
John Van Trijp

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@Roman Sukley i love this gem! This friday we will revisite this wine at our SQN tasting together with PF and a lot of others.
We want to open all SQN Bottles 5 hrs in front. In the carafe and back in the bottle
Roman Sukley

Roman Sukley

Look forward to hearing your impressions @John Van Trijp Sounds like my kind of evening

Bedrock Wine Co.

Pagani Ranch Heritage Sonoma Valley Red Blend 2019


Dark ruby with bold, intense juicy dark cherries, blackberries, plums, spice and oak on the nose. Medium body and medium tannins that give room to a nice acidity. Cherry pie, dark berry jam, tobacco, bayleaf and clove on the palate lead to a beautiful medium long finish with notes of caramel. Beautiful wine with complex notes that keeps evolving as it decants. — 2 years ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Belle de Jour Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

Stays around the mouth and palate. Gives you flavors to ponder, some spice, some jam and smooth acids — 5 years ago

P, Shay and 13 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Old Vine Zinfandel 2014

#drinkcaliforniawines Love this wine and producer. Perfect blend of spice with sweet jam but neither are over the top. — 7 years ago

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The Spice & Jam Trading Co.

Zinfandel 2020

Fruity, light, drinakable — 3 years ago

Aether Wine Co.

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2015

A wonderful fragrance of dark berries, spice, jam and leather!
Drinks really well, with soft flavors of cherries, vanilla, spices, leather and some jamminess! Finishes smoothly with a bit of pepper on the palate.
— 3 years ago

The Spice & Jam Trading Co.

Bold Red Blend 2016

Joe F.

Really liked, not super sweet with mellow sweet taste. Very enjoyable. — 6 years ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Griffin's Lair Vineyard Syrah 2014

Liquid jam. Mouth coating beauty. Nose of violets covered in blueberry purée. Black raspberry, blueberry, quince paste, touch of dark chocolate, and spice. Incredible — 7 years ago