Layer Cake

707-939-6766 1050 Adams St., Suite C
St. Helena, CA 94574
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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 Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Primitivo

    History of the grape: At some point in the 18th century, the grape was brought over to Italy from either Caucasus or ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  •  Daniel Craig has made it as clear as he can that No Time to Die is his ... Road to Perdition, Sylvia, Layer Cake, Enduring Love, Munich and so on. To be sincere, his career hasn't changed much around his five Bond movies, he still mixes massive movies with smaller ones and loves a chewy character showcase like the one he got in Knives Out. Mi... Read More

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  • On Saturday afternoon, Zufrieden and I went to a fellow wine aficionado's ... ... (who owns Hundred Acre, Layer Cake (recently sold I believe) and other labels in Napa).Also in the mix were a 2012 Don Melchor, Chile (93% cs, 7% cf), a 2011 La Stella "La Sophia", BC (100% cs), a 2010 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia, Tuscany (85% cs, 15% cf) and fin... Read More

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  • C. C. Jentsch Cellars Syrah 2014


    The CC Jentsch Syrah, which is well liked by critics, has the advantage of a wonderful 2014 vintage in the Okanagan Valley of BC. Presentation is quite a deep rich, red. The nose evokes blueberry jam, cake spice (Viognier)... quite a melange of wild red fruit and coniferous needles. Very Cote-Rotie in style. Acidity is good and balanced on e... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Layer Cake Malbec Mendoza 2015


    I love this wine. Amazingly dry rich aromas and so flavorful. I'm stockpiling it's so good. Read More

    Wine review by Forever Red

  • Layer Cake Pinot Noir 2015


    No written review

    Wine review by Bhgarrison

  • Layer Cake Primitivo Puglia 2012


    Soft, lush. loads of earth, herbs, spices, with dark ripe berry fruit and flowers. Nicely balanced between fruit and earth/minerals/herbs with just a bit of oak. Very enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Layer Cake Shiraz South Australia 2014


    I have never tried a Shiraz or Syrah before. Since I have consumed "Layer Cake's" cabernet & found it to be superior to many other wines, I decided to take a chance w/ their 2014 Shiraz.Very, Very nice and smooth, yet full bodied. Definitely try again. Read More

    Wine review by Omega1Man

  • I don't believe we've tried a Layer Cake wine in our search for the perfect wine, but you never know what is going to float your boat until you try it. Read More

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  • Well James, you hit the nail on the head there.  (trying that thing you ... might be a re-visit.  Layer Cake is like Cameron Hughes I think.  They just buy grapes and make wine.  I believe it's decent, but I don't buy it because in Canada it's pushing $30.  I'd rather buy Washington wine any da Read More

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  • Most of you know my taster prefers a nice Malbec. Well I have since graduated ... ... the other day I noticed Layer Cake Cabernet Sauvignon, and wow being as I love Layer Cake Malbec (yum de di yum) I thought I'd try their Cab. On the tasting notes of mocha, Bing cherries, chocolate they are exactly right however, this wine is not very good. ... Read More

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  • all of thr stores are out of Layer Cake Malbec, what going on? when will the stores get more or how can i buy some?

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  • Layer Cake wines are THE best value (ie. the highest quality wines for the lowest price) that you can find anywhere. They are made by the same team that produces Hundred Acre which is one of the greatest cabernet's in the world. If you can find these wines, buy em before it's too late cause they sell out fast.

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