Primitivo and Zinfandel are genetically identical according to UC Davis grapevine geneticist Carole Meredith. The var...Read more...
- There are currently no submitted critic scores.
Submit a Critic ScoreClose
Awesome! Read more
I have to say, as a zinfandel LOVER I was not overly impressed with this wine. I do, however, have a million great things to say about Layer Cake'... Read more
I REALLY liked this wine. AKA Zinfandel, the Primitivo had a very sweet touch upon the tongue at first, developing nicely through its many "layers"... Read more
Food Pairings for Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge
I have to say, as a zinfandel LOVER I was not overly impressed with this wine. I do, however, have a million great things to say about Layer Cake's Shiraz. It is out of this world! I would definitely pick the Shiraz over the Zinfandel, which is not something I normally say!
I REALLY liked this wine. AKA Zinfandel, the Primitivo had a very sweet touch upon the tongue at first, developing nicely through its many "layers". Not too heavy on the tannins. For an under $20 wine, thumbs up. However, it is a screw top & I prefer a cork (for novelty's sake)
Fabulous! Like chocolate cake but better!!
I love it, and when I share with friends they go and buy it! 3.5
Amazing smooth creamy wine!
One of the smoothest wines I have ever had.
External Reviews for Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge
The fruit comes from head-trained old vines and is harvested in early September. This is truly remarkable plant material in very old vineyards; some dating to Roman times. The soils in Manduria are red iron-rich clays with large calcareous rocks, shells and coral from ancient sea beds. We’re talking ancient, gnarled baskets hugging the ground and rocks around them, ancient chariots buried underneath, lost civilization stuff. 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.
Primitivo and Zinfandel are genetically identical according to UC Davis grapevine geneticist Carole Meredith. The varietal arrived in the United States in the early 1820’s and made its appearance in California around 1850. Needless to say it has become one of the favorite varietals in America. Primitivo has been cultivated in Italy and in particular Puglia for thousands of years. Puglia, the “heel” of Italy’s famous boot, is home to one of the greatest collection of ancient Primitivo/Zinfandel vines on the planet. Puglia has been invaded countless times. Despite a turbulent and varied past the people have absorbed the best of many cultures and formed a unique way of life. Somehow they seem above the hectic modern world. They sit in the square, talk of the heat and sand when storms in the Sahara rage, lashing them just 100 miles away. They speak of soccer, food and harvest time. They just seem to be part of the land, stone Trulli (unique stacked stone houses) predating the Roman Empire sit alongside stone walls enclosing one little vineyard after another. They get up and go back into the fields, they work slowly yet with purpose, working the vines as their fathers and forefathers before them. This is a magical place. We are here in Puglia to take this incredible resource and craft our Layer Cake - Primitivo. The journey in Italy is not easy but worth every step. Welcome along!!
Best Wine Deals
Thoughts about wine aerators? Can they replace a decanter?Replied
Whatcha drinking tonight?Replied
Capestrano Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (2012)Rated
Ridge Geyserville Zin (2012)Reviewed
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz (2005)Reviewed
Sonoma Wine Country WeekendReplied
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley (2013)Rated
Oak Ridge Winery Zinfandel Lodi Ancient Vine (2012)Reviewed
Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Sauvignon Blanc (2012)Wishlisted
Reverdy/Pascal & Nicolas Sancerre Cuvee les Coutes (2011)Wishlisted