This is a nice, easy to drink wine - very earthy...I recommend, even though the Primitivo is a clone of the Zinfandel grape - of which I'm not a huge fan!
Very extracted and intense, with so much ripe fruit that it tastes almost port-like. We are enjoying the 2007 as I type this, with some Stilton cheese. My wife says, "WOW", and I think it is a tasty bottle of juice that needs the correct cuisine pairing. Maybe a nice Angus steak? We picked it up at Costco a few days back and it was less than $12 so it's a perfect bottle for the current economic climate.
Warm and rich on the palate. Nice balance of elegance and power indeed. White pepper infused jam of black fruit, cherries, plums and a hint of espresso. - Tasted at Total Wine & More 4/3/10
I loved it, esp. at this price point. It runs toward the sweet, fruity side. But when I paired it with food, the spice and complexity came out, and it didn't seem 'sweet' at all.
Chocolate, tobacco, leather nice value for a lush drinkable wine above average
Had a couple bottles so far, and love it
This is a 5 star wine for me, b/c I have tried 45 other wines this year and its in my top 3. (Yet it's the least expensive.) Maybe I just got lucky with the particular bottle, but it had balance, smoothness and flavor that lingered just long enough. The tannins were there but not overpowering. It had depth. I really LOVE this wine and think it compares very favorably with wines of 90 points and higher.
External Reviews for Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge
Layer Cake Primitivo 2007 has 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 timeRelax on a hot summer evening, the fountain in the background, church-bells in the distance.
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.