Affordable & Delicious Wine: Adelaida SchoolHouse Red

In honor of Wine Wednesday, I just had to share with all of you wine lovers and oenophiles, a new red wine discovery that I am totally obsessed with right now Adeladia SchoolHouse Recess Red 2007

So why am I so excited about this wine you ask? Because it tastes like an expensive finessed high quality Rhone/Bordeaux blend for a fraction of the price (which BTW is $15/bottle right now or $10.50/bottle if you buy a case!) I bought this while I was wine tasting in Paso Robles this past holiday season, and when my bestie came over last week for a GNO, I grabbed it off my everyday wine drinking rack. Little did I know, that this was not your average week night bottle. After just one sip, I was totally blown away by how delicious and full this wine was, and considering the price it was even more impressive.

This does not taste like your everyday bottle of wine. It has richness, depth, complexity, creaminess, chocolate and spice and tastes divine. The 2007 Recess Red is best described as ‘Bordeaux meets The Rhone Valley meets California’ – a mixture of all my favorite wine styles. This delicious blend has wonderful tasting notes of berry and dark chocolate with a spice box finish. It’s been about a week since I drank this wine, and these tasty and addictive flavors still linger on my palate.

The Adelaida Recess Red 2007  consists of 10 grape varietals, primarily Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, and really embodies the mountainous terroir of coastal Paso Robles. The fruit chosen for the SchoolHouse label comes from the same vineyards as Adelaida’s primary label and is handled separately (so it’s not just a mixutre of leftovers), fermented with native yeasts and spends 26 months in French oak. This affordable and remarkably delicious wine is meant to drink now and pairs well with anything from pizza to more exotic creations.

If love complex, full, creamy spicy wine blends, you will love this one. And at $10.50 a bottle, how can you afford not to? I just bought a case and you can get yours HERE (click on CASE SPECIAL).



  1. OMG I’m so looking forward to trying this, I’m always looking for a meritage with everything you describe thickness, complexity and notes of chocolate Yum

  2. Okay, so I’m calling on you for a recommendation for a delicious, smooth white. Preferably Chardonnay, unless you have other suggestions! LOL
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  3. We’re big fans of this wine, too! It’s beautiful with summer barbecue. A visit to their cozy little tasting room in Paso is one of my favorite stops out that way…and not just because there’s a big black and white cat to cuddle with. 🙂
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