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Layer Cake Shiraz 2007

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This is an Aussie winner- every time we get stock in this one, we quickly sell out. Rich, luscious fruit that jumps onto your palate and surrounds it with great taste.

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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: kalani
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4.00 5
05/04/2008

Jammy and delightful. Silky finish like frosting. Confused why same label comes in different varieties from Italy and elsewhere. If you like the Shiraz, you'll enjoy Desert Eagle and Maverick (both also from Barossa in Australia).


Snooth User: Tifftunas
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4.00 5
02/23/2008

A classic Shiraz with peppery notes made all the better with the smooth tannins and full fruit richness


Snooth User: LCLindley
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3.50 5
03/26/2008

Can frequently be found at World Market/Cost Plus. Great wine for the price.


Snooth User: eric Barnard
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3.50 5
02/25/2008

Dark, brimming with cocoa, fresh blueberry and spice; an ubundance of black cherry, dried plum, freshly cut tobacco and coffee dominate the plate.


Snooth User: HB Carter
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3.50 5
02/28/2010

This is a fantastic wine and more than most snobbish wine purists would expect from a screw top. This shiraz opens up beautifully in a large glass or decanted. (the glass I am having now has been open for hours) It's jammy, fruit forward and heavy nosed, with a color like the deepest of black cherry or licorice. The lightness and smooth texture is surprising considering its other attributes. The finish fades into nothing but a tanged reminder on the sides of the tongue. I love this wine for drinking, but it goes equally well with tender meats.


Snooth User: mbugbee
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3.50 5
11/01/2009

A delicious wine with a very fitting name. Bursting with deep fruit flavors of cherry and blackberry and a finish that has many 'layers' to it.


Snooth User: bartholomute
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3.50 5
01/11/2010

Have had the past 3 vintages of this wine and boy, it just keeps getting better. my favorite shiraz, a wine that will stain your glass the deepest purple i have ever seen in a wine. big chocolate, earth, pepper, and licorice nose. the body is huge, almost like a ruby porto. the nose follows through in the taste with several layers of earth, hence the name. finishes with a long, lasting chocolate pallate. wonderful wine, cant wait to see what my 2007 will taste like in 4 years.


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02/18/2013

Bing cherry, blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate.



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This is an Aussie winner- every time we get stock in this one, we quickly sell out. Rich, luscious fruit that jumps onto your palate and surrounds it with great taste.

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