Layer Cake, established in 2007, is part of Hundred Acre Winery where Jayson Woodbridge makes serious California cult Cabs. He’s been called “one of California’s most flamboyant, talented, contrarian wine producers”, “crazy cult wine hero”, and “dedicated and devoted to value and excellence”. Although he was happy with Hundred Acre’s success, Woodbridge wanted to show that he could make affordable wines that seriously over deliver.
He did just that with Layer Cake, sourcing grapes in some of his favourite wine regions in the world including Australia, Argentina, Italy, Spain, and California, knowing that he would find great value. Using the same winemaking techniques that he uses for One Hundred Acre cabs ensures quality and wines that reflect their origin. These carefully crafted Layer Cake wines are affordable luxuries.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon truly expresses the depth and complexity of the grape. Perfumed with violets and wild berries, it shows strong varietal characters and rich, ripe plum fruit. Seamless and elegant, this wine shows big black fruit on the palette, fine grain soft tannins and a long coffee chocolate finish.