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Layer Cake Shiraz South Australia 2012

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"For Shiraz, slower development means deep, rich, concentrated flavors while still maintaining great balance and acidity. The aromas of cocoa, warm spice and dark fruit are very powerful from the first sniff. In the mouth, the wine is layered with rich blackberry, dark cherries and hints of dark, creamy chocolate ganache. The finish lingers on, hanging on your palette while the fruit and spice flavors slowly change and fade."-Producer

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Winery: Layer Cake  
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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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 Shiraz South Australia

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
1073394679
4.00 5
02/02/2015

Fruit forward without being jammy. Good balance with enough tannins to be interesting. I'm a happy guy drinking this wine.


Snooth User: Karmyk
1418254104
3.00 5
12/04/2013

I liked it more than Matt did. One that definitely was better left out. Smooth, oaky,complex, moderate tannins. Its supposed to be real good with food, but we drank it on its own.


Snooth User: Kathie Johnson
15675158
3.50 5
12/30/2014

Nice flavor for a $15 bottle. Would buy again!


Snooth User: gntop1
1327591,034
3.50 5
07/31/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gioel
89293316
5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/25/2011

Awesome wine! Dark rich and not dry! Love the flavor with steak white fettuccine Alfredo and salmon!


Snooth User: Indigo
11363215
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 07/16/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549178,178
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/25/2012

The nose showed blackberry jam on toast, vanilla, sweet spices and a hint of pine. On the palate, it was soft with vibrant acidity, ripe wild berries, cola and pepper assaulting the senses, which turned to sour blackberry on the finish.


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External Reviews for Layer Cake Shiraz South Australia

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2010 09/10/2011

Dark, dense and creamy, complex aromas of black plum, Bing cherry, blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate. This is one inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark, super ripe, wild blackberry, with a touch of cigar box finishing with a melange of exotic spices. A pure fruit bombcomplete from attack through a long, lingering finish. Chefs will save this cake for themselves


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2010 06/05/2013

2011 was an unusual year in South Australia. The 2010 drought finally ended, leading into a cooler than average growing season. For Shiraz, slower development means deep, rich, concentrated flavors while still maintaining great balance and acidity. The aromas of cocoa, warm spice and dark fruit are very powerful from the first sniff. In the mouth, the wine is layered with rich blackberry, dark cherries and hints of dark, creamy chocolate ganache. The finish lingers on, hanging on your palette while the fruit and spice flavors slowly change and fade.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/22/2011

A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2010 Layer Cake Shiraz 750ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

Dark, dense and creamy, complex aromas of black plum, Bing cherry, blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate. This is one inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark, super ripe, wild blackberry, with a touch of cigar box finishing with a mélange of exotic spices. A pure fruit bomb...complete from attack through a long, lingering finish. Chefs will save this cake for themselves... - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/27/2011

Dark, dense and creamy, complex aromas of black plum, Bing cherry blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate this is one inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark super ripe wild blackberry, touch of cigar box finishing with a m lange of exotic spices.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 07/13/2013

Dark, dense and creamy, complex aromas of black plum, Bing cherry, blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate. This is one inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark, super ripe, wild blackberry, with a touch of cigar box finishing with a mélange of exotic spices. A pure fruit bomb...complete from attack through a long, lingering finish. Chefs will save this cake for themselves... - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/26/2011

Fruit, mocha, and chocolate, hints of spice, and rich.



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"For Shiraz, slower development means deep, rich, concentrated flavors while still maintaining great balance and acidity. The aromas of cocoa, warm spice and dark fruit are very powerful from the first sniff. In the mouth, the wine is layered with rich blackberry, dark cherries and hints of dark, creamy chocolate ganache. The finish lingers on, hanging on your palette while the fruit and spice flavors slowly change and fade."-Producer

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