Layer Cake Malbec Argentina 2012

Member Review by RVIDI:

Layer Cake Primitivo has been one of my favorite wines to open after a hard day at work. I love the cherry and berry aroma. It is very soothing. The wine itself is very fruity, more than I usually care for. Not much on tannins either. This is strickly a wine that I will have prior to dinner, certainly not with a fatty meat. At $16 a bottle, it is a good value and a good wine to take to a party because it will have a broad range of fans.

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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: RVIDI
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 01/06/2010

Layer Cake Primitivo has been one of my favorite wines to open after a hard day at work. I love the cherry and berry aroma. It is very soothing. The wine itself is very fruity, more than I usually care for. Not much on tannins either. This is strickly a wine that I will have prior to dinner, certainly not with a fatty meat. At $16 a bottle, it is a good value and a good wine to take to a party because it will have a broad range of fans.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 09/16/2014

Interesting wine. Dark fruit on the nose and when drank the dark fruit continues. Very Zin like, but the finish is quite acidic. Truely Zin in the European style. ABU 13.5%


Snooth User: dirkwdeyoung
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1.50 5
Vintage: 2011 01/12/2010

Seemed like an alcohol soft drink to me. Sorry, I cannot recommend it at any price. This only goes to show that taste is to each their own.


4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 11/30/2012

We love this wine - it's on our regular house wine rack for company. Beautiful smooth taste, before and after, a noticeably good wine for the price.


Snooth User: Poldark Maximus
38340277
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 11/03/2011

the 2008's are shipped and drinking every bit the flesh-bucket and consequently flying off the shelves. Of the Layer Cake stable, the Primitivo simply barks in Italian and reminds of the stories told by my grandfather who made jugwine in the bath tub from Zinfandel grapes bought by the box car from California in the 1920's. Except this stuff is just a hilarious celebration of Zin fruit and a winemaker's presence of mind. Pass the carciofi, please.

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  • Snooth User: pager137
    17410914
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2011 05/02/2009

    Delicious!


    Snooth User: FireWalker42
    13127111
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 2011 02/03/2009

    For someone with little experience with wines this was the best wine I have tasted so far. There were definitely layers of flavors. From the look to the smell through to the flavor you would never guess this was a $15.00 bottle of wine.


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    External Reviews for Layer Cake Malbec Argentina

    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    Vintage: 2011 12/06/2013

    Comes right at you with huge, inky black fruit, spice and white pepper, layered and rich in the mouth with jammy black cherries, truffles, espresso and dense, creamy texture. Always in the background are hints of the old seabeds that are the Puglia terroir. This is by far the most versatile wine in the Layer Cake lineup; the big power makes it work with all kinds of meats and roasts, and the soft textures and sweet ripe fruit make it one of the few red wines that works amazingly well with spicy foods.


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2011 11/12/2013

    Layer Cake Primitivo comes right at you with huge, inky black fruit, spice and white pepper, layered and rich in the mouth with jammy black cherries, truffles, espresso and dense, creamy texture. Always in the background are hints of the old seabeds that are the Puglia terroir. This is by far the most versatile wine in the Layer Cake lineup; the big power makes it work with all kinds of meats and roasts, and the soft textures and sweet ripe fruit make it one of the few red wines that works amazingly well with spicy foods. Salute! - Winery


    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 02/06/2013

    Carole Meredith of UC Davis, the most important genetics academic in the world of wine, has confirmed than Primitivo and Zinfandel have identical DNA. The Layer Cake Primitivo label received the first-ever Certificate of Label Approval with Primitivo and Zinfandel used as synonyms on the label.


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2010 11/12/2013

    A balance of elegance and power; inky black fruit, spice and white pepper, jammy black cherries, plums, blackberry fruit, truffles, tar, and espresso. Warm and rich in the mouth with a creamy texture; the ripe fruit is well supported by the deep structure of the wine. Sit back and travel through time...Relax on a hot summer evening, the fountain in the background, church-bells in the distance. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 11/27/2012

    The most rustic of these three wines, with lots of pepper, roasted herbs, meat juices, charcoal, and scorched earth, this spicy wine has an inky ruby/purple color and lots of body.


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2008 10/24/2011

    A balance of elegance and power; inky black fruit, spice and white pepper, jammy black cherries, plums, blackberry fruit, truffles, tar, and espresso. Warm and rich in the mouth with a creamy texture; the ripe fruit is well supported by the deep structure of the wine. Sit back and travel through time...Relax on a hot summer evening, the fountain in the background, church-bells in the distance. - Winery


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

    Skip dessert tonight and indulge in this sinfully decadent low-calorie alternative! Super bright on both the nose and palate, with juicy, chocolate-covered cherry flavors. Rich, with very smooth tannins; though fermented dry, the Layer Cake is loaded with so much fruit, it's almost difficult to believe that it is still so healthy for you.


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