This is a fun and flirty wine offered at an amazing price. While we were sent a sample of this wine, it retails for roughly $20 for a three liter box (4 bottles), which translates into $5 a bottle. It’s tough getting a good wine for $5 and this wine delivers. Plus, we really like the fact that it comes in an eco-conscious box with a spout, which made it the perfect wine for a family gathering.
Jack Tone Vineyards is produced by the McManis family and pays homage to the early pioneer, Jack Tone, of the Central Valley of California. The wine is non-vintage, allowing the vintners to mix years and a blend of red wines. The current offering is a mix of Petit Sirah and Syrah. Future offerings maybe made from a different blend of grapes. The result is an easy drinking, fruit driven wine that is perfect for parties. I sometimes call new world wines “cocktail wines” because they are so easily consumed on their own (no food necessary to enhance the wine) and this wine fits in that category.
The Jack Tone Vineyards Red Blend is clear with a deep purple color and viscous legs. On the nose, the wine is clean with a medium plus, youthful intensity of blueberry, blackberry, brambleberry, boysenberry, cassis and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, the wine had medium acidity, medium plus body, medium plus alcohol, limited use of oak and a medium plus intensity of blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, cassis and a hint of vanilla. Medium finish. Good wine and even better at it’s price point.