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 Pinot Noir has expressive notes of raspberry, pomegranate, and cranberry, supported by dried tea leaf and cola on the nose. The palate is layered texturally and has rich, pronounced blackberries and ripe plum. Soft, fine-grained tannins and smoky, dark chocolate linger through the finish.