This Halloween, there are no tricks in dark, brooding glasses of Layer Cake wines, only decadent treats.
Sourced from cabernet sauvignon grapes in Paso Robles and Alexander Valley, the wine magicians made a rich, delicious wine that tastes like $50, but costs $15.99. The diversity of these two area vineyards resulted in a selection that expresses the concentration, complexity and richness that fans have come to expect.
The Alexander Valley vineyard is a classic example of the appellation, aromas and flavors of chocolate covered cherries typical of the area. The cool breezes that tumble from the Pacific Ocean each afternoon allows longer hang time late in the season.
Aromas of Bing cherries and blackberries leap from the glass as the open act. Deep layers of black currant and dark fruit entice the palate as flavors of chocolate, spice and coffee linger on the finish.
Enjoy this dense varietal with grilled meats or after dinner with bitter chocolate or cheddar.
Winemaker Jayson Woodbridge traverses the globe to select vineyards. He chose the Mendoza region of Argentina for his classic style malbec.
Oozing with notes of black fruit and cocoa, this selection reflects the terroir of the Andes Mountains with rich earthy and truffle aromas.
“The wine is so elegant in the mouth with freshly-picked blackberries and simmering chocolate sauce on the stove, winemaker Woodbridge said. “Drinking a bottle of this wine will certainly lead to opening another.”