Layer Cake Cabernet Sauvignon

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$16.49
SKU:
511684
Last Updated:
07/05/2024 16:30:34
State / Region:
CALIFORNIA
Varietal:
CABERNET
Color:
RED
Origin Classes:
USA
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WINEMAKER NOTES

When we set out to make Layer Cake Cabernet the goal was the same as the other Layer Cake red wines: find great vineyards that allow us to make a rich, delicious wine that tastes like $50, but costs less than $20. We tasted fruit from vineyards in the best regions of California, eventually settling on two main vineyards; one in Sonoma Countys Alexander Valley and one in sunny Paso Robles. The diversity of these two vineyards allows us to make a final blend that expresses the concentration, complexity and richness Layer Cake fans have come to expect.

VINEYARD NOTES

Our vineyard in Alexander Valley is a classic example of the appellation; aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered cherries are typical to the area. Our vineyard has a section that is part of an ancient volcanic eruption of Mt. St. Helena that laid down multiple layers of ash and rock, giving the wine beautiful mineral characteristics. The cool air that pours in from the Pacific each afternoon allows us to leave the fruit hanging late in the season while maintaining acidity that is bright and fresh.

In Paso Robles, our vineyard is on deep, sandy loam soils sprawling over rolling hills. The deep roots combined with long, warm days give the wine rich, dense black fruit aromas and mouth-filling flavors.

TASTING NOTES

The 2013 Layer Cake 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.

WINE FACTS

100% Pure Cabernet Sauvignon
100% California appellation (Paso Robles and Alexander Valley)
100% French oak that has been air dried for 36 months; 30% new
Alcohol 13.5% by volume

Region Description

This tiny strip of land just north of San Francisco is home to America’s most prestigious wineries. Its climate is ideal for viticulture. Ironically, it was deemed too ideal for some vintners, who have moved their vineyards from the valley’s flat plain to the hills in the east and west, adhering to the idea that grapes that struggle to grow yield better wine. The climate, soil, and individual wineries are enormously varied, so it’s impossible to identify a singular trait of Napa wines. In addition, nearly every noble grape is grown here, although Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are the primary grapes. In the past, Napa’s wines have alternated between extremely fruity and fat to lean and subtle. Today the best Napa wines have achieved a balance between these extremes. Many are made to be drunk young and have abundant ripe fruit; others can be initially hard and tannic, but soften over four or five years to perfumed, cedary fruit. White Napa wines are excellent with fresh-grilled fish and chicken, but can also cope with more spicy and creamy flavors. Many Napa reds will overwhelm delicate cuisine, but rich red meat and cheeses do make good companions.

Last Updated:
07/05/2024 16:30:34
State / Region:
CALIFORNIA
Varietal:
CABERNET
Color:
RED
Origin Classes:
USA
RR_BOPIS_Shipment:
true
RR_BOPIS_InStorePickup:
true
RR_BOPIS_CurbsidePickup:
true
Bacchus Price:
16.49
Bacchus Product:
False