Little Washington Winery's signature red, George, is a Meritage blend! George has been named the #1 red wine in Virginia by Virginia Wine Lovers Magazine (Barboursville Octagon tied with us) and best red wine in show at Virginia Wine Showcase, so he has quite the pedigree to live up to.
Dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, George is a left bank style blend. Soft Tannins and concentrated fruit give this Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend perfectly balanced flavor and body with a smooth, silky texture and complex, robust structure. The flavor characterists continue to change dramatically as George matures. The initial fruit driven flavors are morphing into dark cherry and plum with tertiary flavors of violets, chocolate, licorice, truffles, tobacco leaf, smoke and spice starting to come through. The texture is changing with age as well. The initial tannic character is softening into a smooth, silky texture. Nice width and depth on the palate. George is a true reflection of the craftsmanship that goes into artisan wine making.