I had the pleasure of having lunch at Husk, in Nashville, yesterday with winemaker, Tom Gore. The lunch menu offered some great food pairings for Tom Gore Sauvigon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Tom laughs easily and obviously finds great satisfaction in the role of grape grower and wine maker–in fact, Tom Gore wines grew out of his passion for working in the vineyard. Like all good winemakers, Tom understands that great wine begins in the vineyard–and Tom’s degree in Fruit Science makes him a master steward of the vines.
One of my first questions for Tom was how he can produce quality wines for under fifteen dollars. His answer was simple: he wants to keep his wines affordable. Check out Tom Gore Sauvignon Blanc, 2015 made with Central and North Coast fruit–grassy, citrus, and melon notes with lingering finish. And Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvigon, 2015–a fruit-foward cab with cherry, currant, and chocolate notes and smooth tannins (15.00.)