Layer Cake Malbec Malbec 2009

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A powerhouse of lush black fruit, silky cocoa, black spice and cream, wrapped around blackberry, cherry and ripe plum in the nose. Sweet anise, hints of tobacco, black chocolate, more cherries and exotic spices, layers of jam follow on the palate. Pure, rich and very elegant, this wine will stand and perform anytime you think of a cabernet and want something just a little more exotic.

Region: Argentina » Mendoza

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  • 2009

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Color: Red
Varietal: Malbec
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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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Member Reviews for Layer Cake Malbec Malbec

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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2.00 5
12/26/2010

I wish the label said "decant please" because at the end I got a mouthful of sediment. and not the sexy kind. Grape skins and pulp. Anyways....DECANT PLEASE.


Snooth User: jamessulis
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4.00 5
06/02/2011

This is unequiviacally my favorite wine on planet Earth


Snooth User: ffchick
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3.00 5
02/21/2011

Please tell me how Snooth determines the ratings because most of the reviews for this wine are positive. Anyway, I find this wine very drinkable... fruity with a peppery finish.


Snooth User: mindpirate
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4.00 5
08/30/2011

I have enjoyed this in each vintage I have had. This is a regular at my house and I attempt to keep bottles of it around for any occasion.


Snooth User: jenluxy
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2.00 5
11/01/2010

Loved the 2007 vintage but the 2009 is a bit harsh


Snooth User: windybagpipe
69491350
4.00 5
02/07/2011

Excellent thick wine with fantastic deep beefy flavor


Snooth User: pcise
75906040
3.00 5
02/24/2011

Deep purple color. Sharp acidity which quickly softens. Chocolate and cherry exploded especially after a taste pate on my pallette. It was a perfect pairing.


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External Reviews for Layer Cake Malbec Malbec

External Review
05/20/2011

Layer Cake Malbec Mendoza 2009 750ML


External Review
05/22/2011

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
01/20/2011

The Layer Cake Malbec has a dense, purple core with a brilliant red rim. Black fruit on the nose followed by anise, chocolate and spice. Soft tannins; lush with an intense mouth full of fruit.


External Review
01/03/2012

Fully ripe, easy-drinking Shiraz, offering a multitude of fruit nuances mdash; plum, black cherry, blueberry mdash; 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
01/03/2012

Dense purple-colored with notes of blackberry, earth, roasted meats, and a hint of barbecue spice, this wine exhibits great fruit, delicious, full-bodied texture, silky tannins, and a long finish. It does taste more like a $30ndash;50 bottle of Malbec than one that can be purchased for $15. It should drink nicely for at least 2ndash;3 years.



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A powerhouse of lush black fruit, silky cocoa, black spice and cream, wrapped around blackberry, cherry and ripe plum in the nose. Sweet anise, hints of tobacco, black chocolate, more cherries and exotic spices, layers of jam follow on the palate. Pure, rich and very elegant, this wine will stand and perform anytime you think of a cabernet and want something just a little more exotic.

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