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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Primitivo

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

  • Malbec

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

  • Syrah

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

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Layer Cake on Snooth

  • Layer Cake Primitivo 2011

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    Wine review by snglmltrblnd84


  • Layer Cake Primitivo 2011

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    Wine review by pacslp


  • Pure Love 'Layer Cake' Virgin Chardonnay

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    Great unoaked charonnay with good acidity and citrus balanced with a nice overall fullness on the tongue. Very impressed especially for the price. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • The other day I took a chance on an obscure bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon priced very very low. It was the descriptor on the back label that convinced me that it was worth a try.  I rated this 2010 Domino Cabernet Sauvignon here on Snooth. I also did a little research on the producers of this wine and found out that it was the Delicato Family Vin... Read More

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  • Jettlynn Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2007

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    This is an explosion of very well rounded paso robles cabernet sauvignon. The ... ... Previous to this one was Layer Cake Malbec which I rated at 4. I will cheerfully rate this at the apex of the Snooth chart, hello number 5 ! Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • The other day while rating a Jettlynn Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon a thought entered my head. With Snooth's system of 1 to 5 we know pretty much of how we are going to rate our tasted wines. My favorite wine is a Malbec which I reserve the number 4 in the rating system. This Jettlynn 07 Cabernet was also a 4 in my mind. This is where my questi... Read More

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  • Jettlynn Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2007

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    This is an explosion of very well rounded paso robles cabernet sauvignon. The ... ... Previous to this one was Layer Cake Malbec which I rated at 4. I will cheerfully rate this at the apex of the Snooth chart, hello number 5 !!! I rated this one twice because it's so damn gre Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • Layer Cake California Cabernet 2009

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    Decent Cab for the price. Light bodied and easy to drink. Not too much structure but a decent Cabernet to enjoy with friends. Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Layer Cake Malbec 8a-2 2010

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    Wine review by ddconna


  • Layer Cake California Cabernet 2009

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    Being a fan of Layer Cake Malbec and also hard to find, I decided to try their Cabernet. Was equally pleased with this wine. Deep color, very fruity, cedar, chocolate, tobacco with solid but smooth tannins. Long lasting finish. A definite winner and I will purchase it again. Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


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