The new vintage of Layer Cake Cabernet has hit the floor with a new appellation and price point.
We're super excited to give this one a whirl. As many of you will recall, the last Layer Cake Cabernet was the ’07 vintage, was about twice the price of the other Layer Cakes and had a Napa Valley appellation. This time around Jayson Woodbridge has sourced fruit from two distinctive vineyards from two distinctive CA appellations that combine to make a Cabernet that is in the distinctive Layer Cake tradition.
Combine fruit from Alexander Valley and Paso Robles and what do you get generous aromas of ripe Bing cherries, blackberry, candied violets, cedar, and tobacco, plus hints of minerals and graphite. Sweet, densely packed and creamy in the mouth, but with firm, underlying structure that gives lift to the dark berry, chocolate, and coffee flavors. This is a very lush, soft, complex wine that coats the palate and spreads out on the long, lingering finish.