Which bottle offered that magical sip that turned you from a casual wine drinker to a serious one? For me, it was in a little boutique wine shop in Pasadena. I was a poor college student but I did their wine flights as an alternative to going to the pub. The bottle that turned me into a serious wine drinker was a 1998 Domaine Font de Michelle from Chateauneuf du Pape. It was spicy and smoky and jammy and is still my measuring stick when drinking Rhone varietals. I could only afford one bottle at the time, but I kept seeing it on shelves at other wine shops for a few years afterward. I remember picking it up later (2002 at this point, I think) and it was like being re-introduced to a long lost friend.
So which bottle was it for you?