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Layer Cake Shiraz 2005

Member Review by HeadOrange:

Rich Shiraz. Benefits from a good 1/2 hour to an hour of breathing. Pairs nicely.

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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: HeadOrange
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0.00 5
04/10/2009

Rich Shiraz. Benefits from a good 1/2 hour to an hour of breathing. Pairs nicely.

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  • Snooth User: jdepetrillo
    97972462
    0.00 5
    06/22/2009

    Nice dark purple. Blueberry, zin like aromas. Amazing fruit, blueberry, raspbery, with decent tannins, nice finish, not much oak. Tastes like a ZIN


    Snooth User: meg1
    8782457
    3.50 5
    11/20/2008

    Great mocha notes and jam


    Snooth User: ardria
    8084928
    0.00 5
    07/27/2008

    great wine with dessert -or as dessert. great notes of chocolate and raspberry


    Snooth User: Magnum132
    7015021
    4.00 5
    05/02/2008

    Probably my favorite Shiraz - it's got a rich smooth taste that is great by itself & even better with food.


    Snooth User: reneparkey
    62633719
    0.00 5
    10/30/2010

    EXCELLENT wine!!


    Snooth User: reneparkey
    62633719
    0.00 5
    10/30/2010

    I'm BACK...this some good shit!!!......YESSIR!!!


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