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Layer Cake Chardonnay 2015

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Our winemaking approach for Layer Cake Chardonnay is one of minimal-intervention, allowing the fruit and place to speak for itself. Gentle harvest and aging techniques allow us to bring the fruit to its fullest potential. We let the grapes develop fully for concentrated layers of fruit, heady, evocative aromatics and perfect balance of avor. We ferment in stainless steel at low temperatures to preserve the intense, complex aromatics, and then age selected lots in 3-year old, air-dried French oak to accentuate and balance the wine. The nose is reminiscent of preserved Meyer lemons, wet stones and a hint of lime blossoms. The rich body and texture builds as it envelops your mouth, while layers of Kaf r lime, guava, and pineapple tantalize; followed by light, creamy texture of whipped lemon curd. The lingering nish is clean and crisp, preparing your palate for more.

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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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Our winemaking approach for Layer Cake Chardonnay is one of minimal-intervention, allowing the fruit and place to speak for itself. Gentle harvest and aging techniques allow us to bring the fruit to its fullest potential. We let the grapes develop fully for concentrated layers of fruit, heady, evocative aromatics and perfect balance of avor. We ferment in stainless steel at low temperatures to preserve the intense, complex aromatics, and then age selected lots in 3-year old, air-dried French oak to accentuate and balance the wine. The nose is reminiscent of preserved Meyer lemons, wet stones and a hint of lime blossoms. The rich body and texture builds as it envelops your mouth, while layers of Kaf r lime, guava, and pineapple tantalize; followed by light, creamy texture of whipped lemon curd. The lingering nish is clean and crisp, preparing your palate for more.

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