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Hundred Acre Layer Cake Shiraz 2009

Member Review by anstett:

Not a fan of Shiraz and this did not help the cause. Not worth exploring more of.

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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

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Snooth User: anstett
85299930
2.00 5
02/11/2011

Not a fan of Shiraz and this did not help the cause. Not worth exploring more of.


Snooth User: KrisChislett
623796374
4.00 5
07/17/2011

Really interesting nose. Baking spices (cinnamon, clove and nutmeg) straight away, with blackberry and plum (after a bit of vigorous swirling in the glass). Very ripe black fruit on the palate, with bold peppery spice. Dark chocolate, vanilla and persistent complex baking spices (and I’m not just saying that because I still “Layer Cake” in my head). Stylistically, the Layer Cake range of wines are very similar. Very polished, no rough edges, not exactly always paying huge attention to terroir, but that doesn’t always matter…which some will always disagree with me on.


Snooth User: maestropinotmore
88661239
2.00 5
11/23/2011

Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, anise, black pepper...too complex, spicy for me. Acidic. After swirling, it is better. I taste blackberry, cherry and plum. Slightly oaky with a long lingering finish. Bold, dark, dense. Purple clings to the glass. Might be good with grilled burgers, ribs...


Snooth User: pigteeth
748445105
3.50 5
04/20/2011

Three and a half glasses



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