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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 2 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2009 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerFirefly Ridge
VarietySyrah
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionCentral Coast
AppellationCentral Coast
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Community Tasting Notes (average 77.3 pts. and median of 77 pts. in 3 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by kietkopelli on 9/17/2011 & rated 75 points: PUKE! This is the worst wine I've had this year... possibly ever. It was on sale at Safeway from $15 to $5. How bad can a $5 wine be right? After all, even $2 Charles Shaw is serviceable. Well the Firefly is so bad that it actually trigger a gag reaction. So I poured it into a decanter and let it sit for a couple of hours. Unfortunately it didn't make a difference.

The nose has bright cherries and smoky meat which I thought was very nice. In the mouth it's just horrible. Everything flavor had a plastic wrap around it like those wine in box but instead of mylar the taste is much more petrol and nauseous. The mid pallet had a moldy fruit taste to it, like when you left a half eat apple on the counter during the day and accidentally bit into it in the middle the night. PUKE.

I'd mush rather spend the $5 on a 2 bottles of 2-Buck Chuck. (2063 views)
 Tasted by bretrooks on 1/6/2011 & rated 77 points: Popped and poured. Nondescript sour red fruit, artificial-seeming levels of acid, and no tannin to speak of. Tastes manipulated. I remember having basic Firefly syrahs a few years ago that I enjoyed at the price, but this is not very good. (2396 views)

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Syrah

Varietal article (Wikipedia) | (Wines Northwest)

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Central Coast

Central Coast Wine Growers Association

ABOVE WEBSITE NO LONGER EXISTS - Following websites may provide info. for CA Central Coast wineries and organizations (valid as of March 2015):

http://www.ccwinegrowers.org/links.html
http://www.discovercaliforniawines.com/regional-wine-organizations/
http://beveragetradenetwork.com/en/btn-academy/list-of-winegrowers-association-in-central-coast-california-274.ht

 
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