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Boxwood Red Reserve
Boxwood Winery
United States - Virginia

Boxwood shows a red ruby color. The nose is redolent of pronounced dark fruits, cherry, cardamom, toasty and lightly charred oak with a hint of vanilla. The palate is balanced and very well structured with generous fruit starting on the mid palate and following through to the end. There are essences of dark cherry and plum throughout with a touch of raspberry. The finish is lengthy with dusty lingering tannins complemented by bright fruit.

Specifications
Varietal(s)
46% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.
Vinification
Aging in French oak barrels for 12 months, 1/3 new, 1/3 one year and 1/3 two year.

Reviews and News

2015 Boxwood Red Reserve - 93 PTS - JS

2015 Boxwood Red Reserve - 93 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"The black-cherry, blueberry and redcurrant aromas of this cabernet-franc-based red blend are extremely bright and vivid, and the combination of fresh dry tannins, savory richness and delicate spicy notes on the long finish makes this very impressive. Delicious now, but should develop positively for at least a decade."
- James Suckling (April 2017), 93 pts

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2015 Boxwood Red Reserve - 89 PTS - WA

2015 Boxwood Red Reserve - 89 PTS - WA

wa89"The 2015 Reserve is a blend of 46% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, plus Petit Verdot filling out the blend. It was aged for 12 months in 35% new French oak and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. This is a new label for Boxwood's 10th Anniversary—it won't be produced every year. This happily adds has a layer of depth to the Trellis, showing fine fruit and fullness in the mouth. It is still supple, but it has the freshness and balance to hold reasonably well. It will acquire more complexity in a few years, so even if you think it is drinking well now, it might be better in 2020. In the meanwhile, it's very tasty. I think its sibling this issue, the Topiary, is a bit better in structure and concentration, although only slightly, but this might be more expressive at the moment."
- - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #237, June 2018), 89 pts

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Producer Information: Boxwood Winery

Middleburg Virginia’s Boxwood site is a National Historic Landmark in a region steeped in American Colonial and Civil War history. Originally settled in the 18th century, it was one of ...
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