2019 Topiary

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2019 Topiary
2019 Topiary

89+ Points, Wine Advocate

89 Points, James Suckling

Tasting notes


Estate grown fruit with Merlot predominant and first picked. Fermentations separately by variety and clones.  Aged in French barrels 12-15 months.  Dark color, plummy fruit, and soft tannins produce a lingering finish.

* 100% Estate Grown Fruit from the Middleburg Virginia AVA

Production notes


Merlot is the major component of this blend, characterizing it as somewhat reminiscent of a “Right Bank” Bordeaux blend.  The Merlot was picked September 10 thru September 18, the Cabernet Franc September 26 thru October 5, and the Petit Verdot was harvested on September 25. 2019 was a really good, warm, sunny and relatively dry growing season providing a high level of both quantity and certainly quality.  The result was optimum ripeness in the grapes leading to concentrated and complex fruit flavors and structure.

Other notes

Pairing with Food

The best thing about a medium-bodied red is its versatility - pairings for both light- AND full-bodied reds will work with it most of the time! Try a range of proteins, from roasted pork to duck confit to short ribs. Mushrooms, eggplant and root vegetables are great meatless options!

Past Pairings from Boxwood Special Events include:

  • Sfeeha: meat pies in puff pastry

  • Brussels Sprout & Bacon “Sliders”

  • Cranberry Pomegranate Bruschetta

Download Wine Notes
Varietal Composition67% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot // 100% Estate Grown Fruit
AppellationMiddleburg Virginia AVA
VineyardBoxwood Estate
Wine StyleBordeaux Blend
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced885
Country of OriginUNITED STATES
State of OriginVirginia


89+ Points, Wine Advocate

"In its youth, this show admirable depth and suprisingly big fruit in perception, plus plenty of power, meaning that you really need to hold this for a year or two for best results...This looks to me like the best Topiary yet...At the price point, you can't go too wrong, no matter what, assuming you like wines with structure."




89 Points, James Suckling

"A rather closed nose, but of plum blackberry and bark come through. Medium-bodied with fine tannins. Clean and straightforward...Drink now."



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