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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Malbec

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Primitivo

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

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  • More like Layer Cake. With Locations it's Dave Phinney, with Layer Cake it's Jayson Woodbridge. They go out to the vineyards and they'll make some decisions on picking, etc. If they don't like what they get that year, they may not make the wine - there was no Layer Cake Shiraz in 2007 for example  Whether they actually pull every lever and clean... Read More

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  • Is this sort of like Layer Cake or Cameron Hughes? Read More

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  • Can anyone help me figure out the difference between the Dave Phinney (Orin Swift) Locations F1, F2 and F3 wines. I tried one that was listed as a 2011 vintage. I did not see the bottle and don't know which to look for. Do the 1, 2 and 3 correspond to vintage? Any clarification is appreciated.  Read More

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  • Layer Cake Garnacha 2012


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    Wine review by Popmuseum

  • See, this is why I'm here. Thanks for the information!Sorry to twang a ... ... do drink Barefoot, Apothic, Layer Cake, Yellowtail, and others like them. They are the kinds of bottles I have in my cabinet for the most part, and they are what I buy when my friends are coming over.I also like to try wines from different countries, in a completely... Read More

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  • Emark - quite the opus! And you forgot our friends Zuf and Dmucker!But Becky -I ... or Apothic or something like Layer Cake is a better option because at least you know that real grapes were used.But there's been a complete rebirth of the wine these days and a genuine Bull's Blood would absolutely be a fantastic compliment to the charred, smoky... Read More

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  • So happy to be amongst fellow oenophiles! I am a freelance copywriter, writing in the food, wine, and spirits industry.I am here to share my personal enthusiasm for wines, not for professional reasons.I live in Fargo, North Dakota, USA, where no one grows wine grapes to produce actual wine. I am just slightly better informed than a complete novi... Read More

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  • Layer Cake Malbec 2013


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    Wine review by puhnner

  • Layer Cake Malbec Mendoza 2013


    Ack, sharp, undrinkable Read More

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  • If you're not a real wine snob, try the Layer Cake Shiraz...a real surprise! 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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