Jayson Woodbridge, owner and vintner for both the affordably priced Layer Cake and cult California Cab, Hundred Acre was inspired to craft wines that would be both affordable and accessible to all. Each Layer Cake wine is crafted implementing the same small winery techniques and quality standards for which Jayson is well known. Jayson and his winemaking team work with small family grower.
Layer Cake Pinot Noir
The Layer Cake Pinot Noir follows distinct varietal correctness and expression of terroir, but Pinot Noir is a much more finicky grape. What makes this pinot noir a rock star is its concentrated Bing cherry, high-toned fruit, coupled with a great undercurrent of spice. It’s refreshing with bright acid and great minerality. But it’s that intense, lingering note of cherry that makes it irresistible. The Layer Cake Pinot Noir comes to life with aromas of savory herbs, licorice, mint, plums and black cherries. Layered flavors of dark berries, ripe plums and big juicy black cherries wrapped in a glycerol creamy mouthfeel. This is a big Pinot Noir and calls for smoky meats and rich fish… enjoy!
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Jayson Woodbridge first effort was from his home vineyard, Kayli Morgan, which is situated east of St. Helena. That offering was followed by a Cabernet from the 15 acre Ark Vineyard on Howell Mountain. Woodbridge recently purchased a tiny, well-situated hillside parcel above the Eisele Vineyard, southeast of Calistoga. All things considered, this is an extraordinary group of wines. They are not easy to secure unless you are on Hundred Acre’s mailing list. Woodbridge decided to name his value brand “Layer Cake” because the cake symbolized “something that was handmade with love...”