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Layer Cake Chardonnay Central Coast 2014

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The 2011 Chardonnay is a serious wine for the money. Honey almonds smoke hazelnuts and pears burst from the glass in this rich broad shouldered wine. Jayson Woodbridge sources this fruit from vineyards in and around the Santa Lucia Highlands. I am not sure how he does it but this is an absolutely gorgeous wine for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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Varietal: Chardonnay
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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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Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

The 2011 Chardonnay is a serious wine for the money. Honey almonds smoke hazelnuts and pears burst from the glass in this rich broad shouldered wine. Jayson Woodbridge sources this fruit from vineyards in and around the Santa Lucia Highlands. I am not sure how he does it but this is an absolutely gorgeous wine for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

The smooth citrus, apple and pear notes have an aromatic, spicy, toasty cedar side, featuring plenty of acidity on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

The 2011 Chardonnay is a serious wine for the money. Honey, almonds, smoke, hazelnuts and pears burst from the glass in this rich, broad shouldered wine. Jayson Woodbridge sources this fruit from vineyards in and around the Santa Lucia Highlands. I am not sure how he does it, but this is an absolutely gorgeous wine for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2015.



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