Clayhouse Adobe Red 2009: wine that won’t break the bank

The week is coming to a close once again! As you prepare to start your weekend (perhaps with a glass of wine in hand), I wanted to share with you another affordable bottle to add to your collection.

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Food & Wine Conference in Orlando. Michael Green was in attendance, and we all had the pleasure of experiencing a wine presentation at our dinner on Saturday night. I could prattle on about how engaging he was as a presenter (if you want to see/learn more, visit his website!), but I wanted to pass along a statement he made that absolutely implanted itself in my brain, because I couldn’t agree with it more and was so glad to hear it come from the mouth of an expert.

“With wine, there is no relationship between price and taste.”

Clayhouse Adobe Red Wine 2009

Ok, on to the wine! If the Clayhouse Adobe Red bottle looks familiar, you may have spotted it before on the blog. I was lucky enough to sample it at a wine and food pairing previously!

Clayhouse Adobe Red 2009 and sushi

It was paired with a surf and turf style sushi, and I was instantly drawn to the wonderful blended flavors of Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. I’ve also paired this wine with grilled pizzas, like this one with sausage and spinach.

The wine itself is medium in body and features bursts of berries and plum. I would definitely consider it to be “juicy,” if you will…and very smooth! Since the wine pairing dinner back in December, the Clayhouse Adobe Red has become a staple “house wine” to have in our home. It seems to be a crowd pleaser, and is easy on the wallet.

A bottle of the Clayhouse Adobe Red will only set you back about $11.99 (at Total Wine), so I definitely recommend you pick one up the next time you spot it at the store!

Do you have a favorite red blend?

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