Sleepy Time Gal

Viveros Cambra

Parcelas de Familia Barrel Aged Red Blend 2018

Mandi Speidel

10 out of 10 because I had the best time with this bottle making impromptu Thursday night Frozen Sangria’s listening to Dermot Kennedy with a gal pal talking about Dogs & Life! — a year ago

Aravind, Mike and 2 others liked this

Dana Estates

Onda D'Oro Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Not sure if it hasn’t come into its own or if it’s past its time. Fine but a little sleepy. — 4 years ago

Trixie, Paul and 6 others liked this

Domaine Alain Chavy

Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2013

As I learn about some of these better White Burgundies, the element or really more a "consistent trait" is a simple joy that flows onto the palate that's like a warm smile from the right gal at the big party. Nothing at all sinister- just that warm welcome that promises to bring a good time along with it. The nose seems right in step with the aforementioned grin, with notes of nougat, golden-hued wrapped in a subtle, near-neutral bit of barrel. As it has breathed it's shifted into a more "relaxed gear", and is spreading out, revealing more of itself. Reaching the back of the palate and leisurely 'becoming' a finish it reflects the best bits of its strengths on the mid-palate.
— 5 years ago

Beth Zitzman
with Beth
David, Keith and 1 other liked this


Sarah Case Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

I remember this tasting better the last time I had it. — 3 years ago

Eric, Shay and 5 others liked this

Francoise Bedel

Dis, "Vin Secret" Champagne Blend

Disgorgement: March 2014
Time on Lees: 7 Years

We adore the nose on this one, just like freshly proofing bread every time. The blend is 80% Pinot Meunier, 15% Chardonnay with 5% Pinot Noir. (Lot DB050314)

As the bottle warms a cooked/toasty pear note really starts showing. On the palate there is fig, dried ginger and dried lemon zest with honeyed pear. This wine evolves tremendously as it warms, when you can't reach the slightly chilled bottle for a refill because you have a sleepy kitten on your lap.
— 4 years ago

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David T

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Yes, that too. But, I’m sure you have a blower for that as well.
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More reductive in style or oxidative?
Severn Goodwin

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Just like driving over the middle of the yellow lines in the street, this one is evenly on both sides. It's a JD Headrick wine, I don't like all his imports, but this is a major fav.

Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler

Bernkasteler Badstube am Doctorberg Spätlese Riesling 2002

Powerful petrol, slate, and white peach and baked apple aromas with hints of cinnamon, cloves that yield to luxurious tastes of apple cider, white cranberries, and guava nectar. Also smells like the checkout gal at Total Wine who wore too much perfume and transferred her Versace onto the outside of my bottle.

With time to breathe, reveals bouquet of French milled soap and wild roses.
— 6 years ago

Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

Starting to close down. Decant for a few hours at least if opening... otherwise, sleepy time for a bit. — 4 years ago

Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1959

Tasted blind, from magnum. Old dark ruby color. Amber rims. Notes of black cherry, spice, earth and something like pencil lead. Ok in the mouth, refined, but lacking energy. With the meal this was enjoyable but was somewhat sleepy all night. Likely at peak and given the magnum format, it's time to drink up 750s. Guessed 62 Latour. — 4 years ago

Eric, Severn and 5 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2010

I'm sorry I woke you up but I need to check in on you and your friends. Day 1 is compact and very concentrated. Vinous and dense. Just needs some time to wake up. Already tons of garrigue, tar, talcum, licorice and dense fruit out the ass. Super silky given it's weight. Day 2: still sleepy. Showing some more black fruit compote, black tea, raspy herbs, bitter cocoa, cedar. Day 3: this big boy is just waking up. Relaxed a lot though since the last 2 glasses went down very quickly. 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, 5% Cinsault etc — 6 years ago

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Round Pond Estate

Kith & Kin Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Light and smooth. Slight tannin finish so maybe a little too early to open, but we enjoyed it anyway while watching a classic, "Bee Movie". Don't judge, we have a 6yo! Dirty stuff saved for AFTER sleepy time. — 6 years ago