I have spent a hour trying to get one image of the bottle to upload and voila! now that I’m writing the blog post- there is the image. I picked this because of the name- FIREFLY. Since it is Fillion Friday, it seemed appropriate. What is Firefly Ridge like? Well, it’s a mellow blend. Not much to it in way of vivaciousness, but it’s solid. It’s light, doesn’t pack a heady bouquet at all, it’s just kind of…there. I knew it wouldn’t be dynamite, but since it usually retails for around $18, I thought it would be much more—aromatic and breathtaking on the tongue. Not really, unfortunately, I can’t give it more than 3 stars. There’s a little bit of nutty flavor and aroma, and some light berry taste. Nothing overpowering, but nothing overwhelming either. I taste some cherry, but that’s really it. This wine normally retailing for that much is a cardinal overcharge. It should be price around the $7-8 mark, which is what it cost when Nancy got it on sale at Dominick’s. I made a small, gluten-free pizza for dinner,and it was PERFECT with that. In fact, I think that pizza might be the best match for this. After I was done(a while ago, to be honest), with my two glasses, there is a slight soap-like taste. Since I am drinking out of a plastic margarita glass(loads of class here at Casa C, kids) it isn’t the dish soap not having been washed out type of thing…so not sure if that’s normal or not, but kind of weird.
Three stars because I did enjoy the wine overall, plus it pairs very well with pizza- my favorite dish of all time. The label is also very nice, like something out of a painting at an art gallery in Funkytown. I subtracted a point because of the normal retail price of the wine- I WOULD pay $16-$17 for Mondavi, or Little Black Dress, but not this. Capt Mal would not be digging too much on this vintage.