2010 Layer Cake California Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep layers of spice-infused dark fruit emerge from the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. A beautifully resonant, expressive wine the 2010 caresses the palate from start to finish. This is yet another hugely delicious and appealing wine from Jayson Woodbridge’s Layer Cake label. The fruit is sourced from vineyards in Napa, Sonoma and Paso Robles. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. Jayson Woodbridge’s Layer Cake range of entry and mid-priced wines is chock full of great values.
These wines come from Jayson Woodbridge, best known to collectors of high-end California cult wines for his Hundred Acre Cabernets. Woodbridge created the Layer Cake project as tribute to his grandfather, who, he said would never have bought one of his $300 Napa cabernets. Initially he began by tasting through a large lineup of $10 to $30 California wines, an exercise that left him shocked at the lack of quality in the market. From there he set out to "blow people away with a $15 wine that tastes like a $50 wine." The first vintage for Layer Cake was 2005, and from then through today the fruit comes from from grape-growers he knows personally (he does not purchase any bulk wine). He selects the harvest dates and uses facilities that allow him total control over the making and the aging of the wines. Highly recommended.