Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wine Spectator Awards Boxwood 88 and Topiary 87

In the March 31, 2010 issue of Wine Spectator Boxwood Winery’s Boxwood wine received a score of 88! And their wine Topiary received an 87!

Boxwood Winery is located on site of the National Historic Landmark, Boxwood Estate. It is one of the earliest established farms located in the historic village of Middleburg, Virginia. Boxwood Winery produces red wine in three styles in the Bordeaux tradition from seven varieties of grapes certified by the French government.

Boxwood 2007 is a classic meritage styled red in the most French sense of the word. It is 42% Cabernet Sauvignon; 42% Merlot; and 16% Petit Verdot. James Molesworth, who reviewed Boxwood, noted “black currant, graphite, and spice notes,” also went into to write, “Ripe, focused and balanced with dark currant fruit that lingers nicely.”

Topiary 2007 received a score of 87! Topiary 2007 is a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Molesworth, who also reviewed this wine, noted “mulled fig and black currant fruit along with cocoa, black tea, and licorice root notes.”
Well done to all!