Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge 2007

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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

Member Reviews for Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge

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Snooth User: JulesLovesReds
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3.50 5
03/10/2010

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!


Snooth User: jimheiner
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5.00 5
07/18/2009

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.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
04/03/2010

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


Snooth User: lingprof
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5.00 5
07/10/2009

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.


Snooth User: constab
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3.50 5
09/15/2009

Chocolate, tobacco, leather nice value for a lush drinkable wine above average


Snooth User: drsloat
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4.50 5
06/29/2009

Had a couple bottles so far, and love it


Snooth User: Jeannine8
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5.00 5
04/29/2012

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.


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External Reviews for Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge

External Review
07/13/2010

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.


External Review
11/12/2009

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.


External Review
03/03/2010

Layer Cake Primitivo Puglia 2007 750ML


External Review
11/25/2009

Layer Cake Primitivo 2007 750ML



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