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Boxwood Trellis
Boxwood Winery
United States - Virginia

Trellis has a medium ruby color. Intense aromas of earth and red cherries give way to a more fruit-forward palate, sharpened by the nuance of minerality and crushed gravel. With a medium long finish and successful integration of red fruits and earthy tones, it is a wine that encapsulates the traditional Bordeaux flavors.

Specifications
Varietal(s)
57% Cabernet Franc, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot
Vinification
Aging in French oak barrels for 12 months, 33% new, 33% one year and 33% two year

Reviews and News

2016 Boxwood Trellis - 90 PTS - JS

2016 Boxwood Trellis - 90 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Attractive redcurrant nose with nice freshness. This medium-bodied red has lively acidity and plenty of fruit to balance the slightly sappy tannins. A blend of 57 per cent cabernet franc, 21 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 12 per cent petit verdot and 10 per cent merlot. Drink now with food."
- James Suckling (October 2018), 90 pts

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2015 Boxwood Trellis - 89 PTS - JS

2015 Boxwood Trellis - 89 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"The full black-cherry fruit gives this medium-bodied cabernet and merlot blend a lot of appeal, and the gentle tannins make it easy to enjoy right now."
- James Suckling (April 2017), 89 pts

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2015 Boxwood Trellis - 88 PTS - WA

2015 Boxwood Trellis - 88 PTS - WA

wa88"The 2015 Trellis is a blend of 38% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot, aged for 12 months in 35% new French oak. It comes in at 13% alcohol. This is an elegant, easy-to-drink red. It tastes great. There isn't a lot of structure or concentration, but the texture is sensual and it shows very well. There's a little crème brûlée on the finish from the wood. When I went back and retasted, though, it pulled in the wood and showed better structure too. It seemed a bit more serious. This a great food wine. I don't think it is quite as good as the Topiary or the Reserve this issue, but it isn't as far off as my first taste suggested. - Mark Squires"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #237, June 2018), 88 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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