Layer Cake Malbec 8a-2 2010

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A powerhouse of lush black fruit, silky cocoa, black spice and cream, wrapped around blackberry, cherry and ripe plum in the nose. Sweet anise, hints of tobacco, black chocolate, more cherries and exotic spices, layers of jam follow on the palate. Pure, rich and very elegant, this wine will stand and perform anytime you think of a cabernet and want something just a little more exotic.

Region: Argentina » Mendoza

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  • 2010

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Color: Red
Varietal: Malbec
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Layer Cake:
  Layer Cake is a wine brand created by Jayson Woodbridge, winemaker of the cult California label Hundred Acre. The idea for the wine stemmed from nostalgic memories of Woodbridge’s childhood eating his grandmother’s cake. The story goes that his grandfather would pour a small glass of wine and explain, “The vines live in layers of soil just like the layers in Gran... Read more
  Layer Cake is a wine brand created by Jayson Woodbridge, winemaker of the cult California label Hundred Acre. The idea for the wine stemmed from nostalgic memories of Woodbridge’s childhood eating his grandmother’s cake. The story goes that his grandfather would pour a small glass of wine and explain, “The vines live in layers of soil just like the layers in Grandma’s cake; each layer bringing a different flavor.” Woodbridge saw that metaphor extending to life in general, everything with layers and complexity. Since Hundered Acre costs upwards of $350 in high demand, he decided to create an affordable wine (that was more in keeping with his grandfather’s sensibilities), with these layered elements of flavor and texture. The idea was to make an everyday wine of quality and not mass production.   The wines are sourced from around the world: Shiraz from South Australia, Malbec from Argentina, Primitivo from Puglia in Italy, Syrah from the Cote du Rhone in France and Cabernet from Napa Valley in California. These wines have themselves earned a large following, though are easily accessible from many retailers.  Read less

Member Reviews for Layer Cake Malbec 8a-2

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Snooth User: Beaudeaux
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4.00 5
10/15/2011

This is an elegant Malbec with an excellent balance of dark berry fruits, tannins, acid, and smoothness. Very subtle spice tones, and a pleasant finish. Load up the truck on this one.


Snooth User: xyoungblood
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4.50 5
07/21/2011

Don't drink this wine, it will leave more for me. If you like black coffee, dark chocolate, Guiness beer, bloody steaks and women built like a brick house then this is the wine for you. This is totally LPR. (Liquid panty remover) If water was replaced with LCMalbec, peace and love would rule the world, this is divinity in a bottle. Get some while the gettin's good. Republicans Suck. Greed and money sucks too.

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  • Snooth User: chackerott
    9086064
    5.00 5
    09/03/2011

    Both of us love this!!


    Snooth User: ddconna
    10866324
    4.00 5
    05/16/2012

    Four glasses


    External Reviews for Layer Cake Malbec 8a-2

    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    06/09/2012

    Pure, rich and very elegant; a powerhouse of lush black fruit, silky cocoa, black spice and cream, wrapped around blackberry, cherry and ripe plum. Layered and complex with a nose to linger over, a finish that never ends. Sweet anise, hints of tobacco, black chocolate, more cherries and exotic spices, layers of jam. This wine will stand and perform anytime you think of a Cabernet and want something just a little more exotic. Born at the base of the Andes and fed by the purest spring watersI love this wine.


    External Review
    09/27/2011

    Fully ripe, easy-drinking Shiraz, offering a multitude of fruit nuances - plum, black cherry, blueberry - plus just a hint of tarriness. Tannins are silky and unobtrusive, making this a wine to drink now and over the next few years.


    External Review
    04/14/2012

    A Malbec wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2010 Layer Cake Malbec 750ml


    External Review
    Source: NapaCabs.com
    07/06/2011

    Winemaker's Notes - Pure, rich and very elegant; a powerhouse of lush black fruit, silky cocoa, black spice and cream, wrapped around blackberry, cherry and ripe plum. Layered and complex with a nose to linger over, a finish that never ends. Sweet anise, hints of tobacco, black chocolate, more cherries and exotic spices, layers of jam. This wine will stand and perform anytime you think of a Cabernet and want something just a little more exotic. Born at the base of the Andes and fed by the purest spring waters I love this wine.


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    10/24/2011

    Pure, rich and very elegant; a powerhouse of lush black fruit, silky cocoa, black spice and cream, wrapped around blackberry, cherry and ripe plum. Layered and complex with a nose to linger over, a finish that never ends. Sweet anise, hints of tobacco, black chocolate, more cherries and exotic spices, layers of jam. This wine will stand and perform anytime you think of a Cabernet and want something just a little more exotic. Born at the base of the Andes and fed by the purest spring waters...I love this wine. - Winery


    External Review
    Source: NapaCabs.com
    08/24/2011

    Pure, rich and very elegant; a powerhouse of lush black fruit, silky cocoa, black spice and cream, wrapped around blackberry, cherry and ripe plum. Layered and complex with a nose to linger over, a finish that never ends.



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    A powerhouse of lush black fruit, silky cocoa, black spice and cream, wrapped around blackberry, cherry and ripe plum in the nose. Sweet anise, hints of tobacco, black chocolate, more cherries and exotic spices, layers of jam follow on the palate. Pure, rich and very elegant, this wine will stand and perform anytime you think of a cabernet and want something just a little more exotic.

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