$19.95 for a California Cabernet Sauvignon? I think its possible if you stay away from Napa, Sonoma and the Russian River Valley. I this case the Tom Gore label says it is a California Cabernet Sauvignon which means all the grapes can come from all over California. So it pays for Mr. Gore to know the product of his growers. There are savvy buyers of grapes In California like Phillip Zorn who have in my past produced some amazing inexpensive wines knowing the growers so well.
How about Tom Gore? Do you buy some more or snore? Decently focused aroma of blueberry, black cherry and blackberry with faint wafts of smoke. On the palate smooth with minimal tannins like a wine you can bring open, let it settle down for a few hours, uncork and enjoy immediately. Gentle notes of blueberry and blackberry in a relaxed finish. Very appropriate for your week-end barbeque both before the food is served and for your meal. I think lamb burgers might match the essential softness of the wine. As for grilled steak it is too dainty. It could suit the cult beer can chicken. Assuming if we have real live football great for a tail gate party.
So get more Tom Gore and forget the snore.
(Tom Gore Vineyards 2019 California Cabernet Sauvignon, Tom Gore Vineyards, Acampo, California, $19.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 451336, 750 mL, 13.5%, Robert K. Stephen A Little Birdie Told Me So Rating 89/100).