Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Keswick Vineyards Trevillian Red Wine Meritage 2008 (VA)


Keswick Vineyards is family owned and operated small farm winery located in the heart of Virginia wine country just east of Charlottesville, Virginia, and is part of the highly acclaimed Monticello Wine Trail. They have produced a number of wonderful wines.

Keswick Vineyards Trevilliam Red Wine 2008 is a wine made by Keswick Vineyards in Virginia, using grapes from Yakima Valley, Washington. The wine is a blend of 62% Cabernet Franc and
38% Cabernet Sauvignon, that was crushed on-site, with the must being pumped over twice a day for 14 days before being transferred to neutral barrels for aging.

I bought the wine a long time ago, but only recently pulled it from the cellar. As one might expect I was worried about it not having aged well. But those thoughts disappeared quickly. The wine smelled great and looked terrific.

Keswick Vineyards Trevillian Red Wine Meritage 2008 starts off with a lovely garnet color. Cherry, ripe and dark, comes across the nose as well as cassis and dark raspberry. There are notes of mocha and smoke and a hint of earthiness. Also some lovely hints of vanilla.

A terrific wine that stood the test of time. Absolutely lovely!

Congrats to the staff at Keswick Vineyards!