We have all tasted that one super awesome wine at one time or another and can’t wait to buy it again. I don’t know about you, but for me it was a 2006 Zinfandel by Rosenblum Cellars called Planchon Vineyard in Contra Costa County, California. It was everything that a Zinfandel should taste like to me. It was not overly dry, but it was definitely not sweet. It flowed in my mouth like liquid velvet, swirling around filling my mouth with this wonderful big bold jammie taste. I couldn’t get enough of it and when the bottle was empty, I couldn’t wait to buy more.
But alas, this story has a sad tragic ending; I haven’t been able to find another bottle anywhere. Not at any store in our area, and not even online. I’ve asked at all of the area liquor stores and have been told by one store that Rosenblum has been sold, so I should not expect to find any more Zins at the same quality of the elusive bottle I am searching for. So I search and search for another bottle with no luck. So far every other bottle of Zinfandel has not hit that high point yet, some have come close, but I haven’t found a replacement yet.
My advice to you would be that when you do find your perfect bottle of wine, run don’t walk back to the store and buy more, don’t wait until your regular stock up trip, like I did. Watching a grown woman cry in the store was embarrassing, or so Mitch said.