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Layer Cake 2009

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Dark, dense and creamy, complex aromas of black plum, bing cherry, blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate. This is one inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark super ripe wild blackberry, touch of cigar box finishing with a melange of exotic spices. A pure fruit bomb...complete from attack through a long, lingering finish. Chefs will save this cake for themselves...

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Winery: Layer Cake  
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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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

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Snooth User: luv2design
74871280
2.00 5
02/21/2011

Not nearly as good as '08.


Snooth User: Giteacher2
75932428
5.00 5
06/19/2011

Five glasses


Snooth User: luv2design
74871280
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/21/2011

Phenomenal.


Snooth User: hockeybbmom3
100978318
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/01/2012

Smooth, fruity


Snooth User: Libby Gery
102428312
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/23/2012

Three glasses


External Reviews for Layer Cake

External Review
12/19/2011

Dark, dense and creamy. Aromas of spice, anise, tobacco and mocha emerge from the inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark berry, black cherry, exotic spices and chocolate. Complete from attack through a long, lingering finish. - Winery


External Review
07/06/2011

WE 91pts. - Winemaker Notes - Dark, dense and creamy, complex aromas of black plum, Bing cherry, blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate. This is one inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark, super ripe, wild blackberry, with a touch of cigar box finishing with a m lange of exotic spices. A pure fruit bomb complete from attack through a long, lingering finish. Chefs will save this cake for themselves


External Review
08/16/2011

Complex and textured well beyond what the modest price point would suggest, this is a full-on Shiraz, loaded with plum and black cherry fruit, and with enough tar, coffee and olive to retain your interest sip after sip. It's warm and velvety on the finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Inky purple. Jammy blueberry and mulberry aromas are complicated by notes of spicecake and cracked pepper. Lush, creamy and slightly sweet, offering bitter cherry and dark berry compote flavors and slow-mounting tannins. The tannins keep the jammy fruit in check, and a finishing note of cherry skin adds a refreshingly bitter edge.


External Review
06/17/2011

Smooth and round, almost black in color, with the generous currant and black plum flavors poking through a layer of fine tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 20,000 cases made. -HS Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2009 Layer Cake Shiraz 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Smooth and round, almost black in color, with the generous currant and black plum flavors poking through a layer of fine tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2018.


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Dark, dense and creamy, complex aromas of black plum, bing cherry, blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate. This is one inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark super ripe wild blackberry, touch of cigar box finishing with a melange of exotic spices. A pure fruit bomb...complete from attack through a long, lingering finish. Chefs will save this cake for themselves...

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