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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  • Layer Cake Shiraz 20 2008


    Am I the only person here who feel that this wine is salty?! Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Layer Cake Shiraz South Australia 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1

  • Layer Cake P Noir 2011


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    Wine review by boldandbuttery

  • Layer Cake Malbec Mendoza 2012


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    Wine review by karamoore

  • Layer Cake Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012


    Nothing special. Screw off top, will not buy again. Read More

    Wine review by riddleric

  • Welcome to Snooth CBARTENMy personal favorite is Layer Cake Malbec. I am sure there many folks here that will agree or disagree with my opinion. I have tried many different bottles of Malbec from Argentina and have loved or liked most all of them.As far as varietals, my favorites in respective order are Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Vine Zins , Syrahs... Read More

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  • Malbec or any other red for that matter! Read More

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  • Marilyn Merlot is hardly something I'm interested in (although I love merlot).  I saw someone in Victoria has a collection of 12 bottles they were selling on Craigslist for $200 (including the metal rack).  Only a few of the bottles were empty.  Obviously, it is questionable that they were stored properly and I'd bet not.  But I was wondering if... Read More

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  • The pic is hilarious, Fox.The short answer to your question is "No." ... ... sought after labels like Layer Cake, that is ipso facto proof that you are a fine dining establishmen Read More

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  • God help you if you aren't a fan of Italian.  The prices aren't ... Amarone?$12 for a glass of Layer Cake cab?  I thought wine was expensive here in B Read More

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