Sleeper Cellars

Derey Freres

Les Vignes Marie Marsannay Pinot Noir

A sleeper. Buy a case now. Lightly extracted, the blend is chunky, fresh, Brambly and crunchy. — 4 months ago

Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Sous Frétille Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Chardonnay 2020

Lyle Fass

Some of the best sleeper white Burgs are from Pernand and this is my favorite. Have had every vintage since 11. Gorgeous nose. Lemon drop, discreet and sweet wood. Really air, also feral and mineral. Caramel nougat but more in a terroir baby corton charlie sense than a barrel sense. Palate is bracing, fresh and so complete with minerals to burn, sweet wood, green apple and pear and all so refined. Excellent. Wow. With air this is a 9.5. The finesse now is here. — a year ago

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Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

The sleeper vintage. Simply just ready to go, holding nothing back as it wafts from the glass and the decanter with layers of cassis, cedar, violets and licorice. This is a wine of texture, as Margaux should be, and indeed its greatest attribute on this occasion. Liquid cashmere in the mouth with melting tannins, it’s sensual and elegant, caressing the palate with each sip, leading to its black truffle and mineral inflicted finale that keeps on going. Excellent showing tonight, and for my tastes drinking at its apogee. — a year ago

Paul, Severn and 6 others liked this

Quill Wines

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Leather - soft notes of dark cherry and mineral notes you would have expected from Howell Mountain fruit. This wine has aged beautifully and is a sleeper on the wine list! — 3 years ago

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Kakheti Saperavi 2014

This benefited from age and is in a great place. A tiny bit of oxidation, soft acidity, integrated tannins. A real winner and a sleeper surprise. — a year ago

Chris liked this

Sleeper Cellars

Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Mary H

The can is convenient but still best served in a glass. I don’t even usually like Sauvignon blanc but this was pretty good. Straw yellow color, gooseberries, bitter almond, slight savory and saline finish. — 2 years ago

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Vigna San Giuseppe Riserva Bricco Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo 2001

Sleeper. Dark. Backwards. A little rough on the attack right now. Finish goes on for days. Stewed currents, olives, cloves, coffee, underbrush...have a feeing this will evolve to a much higher score — 4 years ago

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Clos Manou

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Sleeper of the Vintage. Dark berries in the nose. Lots of overall coating Cassis fruit. Rich and very balanced. Long lasting finish. — 5 years ago