Not to long ago I was in my local wine seller (haha pun intended) and a particular bottle caught my eye. When comes to spirits I have a proclivity for red wine. I’d like to believe my palate is well versed in tasting all the notes in a good glass of wine, but the truth is I’m just no sommolier. When it comes to choosing wine I have some favorites, but I’m more apt, like anyone, to judge a book by its cover and buy a bottle with a pretty label or funny name. So when I saw this bottle with a big ole slice of cake on the front I was intrigued and completely skeptical.
Surprise surprise Layer Cake is actually a really nice bottle to try. Here I thought they were trying to sucker this cake enthusiast by using a clever name for their vino. The name Layer Cake comes from the family’s philosophy on wine making. “…wine if properly made was like a great layer cake, fruit, mocha, chocolate, with hints of spice and rich–always rich.” (www.layercakewine.com)
What a great philosophy on wine…and cake for that matter. I could cozy up with a glass of layer cake just about any day of the week. I recommend the Primitivo, though all the different kinds are delicious. I’ve also started incorporating this wine into my baking. As we speak I’m soaking fruit for a black cake (recipe to come soon), and I thought it only fitting to soak my fruit in Layer Cake.