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...

  • 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...

  • 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

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  • Last week, outthere posted a nice one about some newer wineries that received props in Antonio Galloni's article about new California wineries.I had made plans with OT to meet up at Mike Smith's joint, the Carter winery, where he makes his own Myriad wines.  I had a half case of Myriad waiting for pickup and we were bringing my wife's new execut... Read More

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  • Layer Cake Shiraz 2012

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by Karmyk


  • Layer Cake Primativo 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by Elissa Chindemi Spicer


  • Layer Cake Shiraz South Australia 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Indigo


  • Layer Cake Primativo 2007

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    Soft tannins .very reasonable price. Read More

    Wine review by pearlullaby


  • Layer Cake Shiraz 2008

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    Well balanced shiraz. A little heavy handed...should be paired with steak. Good basic for price. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Layer Cake Malbec 2011

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    What do you get when you put together a rebel California winemaker with high-quality malbec grapes from a great harvest in Mendoza? The answer is a powerhouse of a New World wine, bursting with concentrated jammy flavor and hints of garam masala and clove that linger a satisfyingly long time before disappearing without a trace. Kudos to Jayson W... Read More

    Wine review by Argovino


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