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Hopkins Vineyard Cabernet Franc Estate 2006

Member Review by MTB:

his is a medium- to full-bodied wine, dry, with a strong sense of minerals and “earthiness.” I also detected hints of pepper at the end. It’s an interesting wine, and one that I think will grow more interesting if left to sit for a year or so. The wine is punch-cap fermented and aged in Oak Barrels. The Tasting Notes indicate that the Cabernet Franc is one of Hopkins’ signature wines; it is a Silver Medal Winner in the Big E Competition and the Amenti Del Vino International Wine Competition and was awarded a Bronze Medal from the Tasters Guild International and the Tasters Guild Wine Lovers Competition. Despite it’s awards and reputation, I found I wasn’t fond of this wine; the earthiness was too strong perhaps, and it was a bit too dry - even for my taste. It might be worth picking up a bottle, though, and letting it sit for another 12-15 months just to see if it becomes a little mellower with age.

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Hopkins Vineyard:
Set on the northern shore of Lake Waramaug, Hopkins Vineyard, a family-owned Connecticut Century Farm, proudly maintains a tradition of making fine wines of award-winning quality. In 1787, Elijah Hopkins, returning from the Revolutionary War, chose this rich and fertile site on Lake Waramaug to settle his family and start the Hopkins Farm. Our farm has witnessed many diversified forms of agric... Read more
Set on the northern shore of Lake Waramaug, Hopkins Vineyard, a family-owned Connecticut Century Farm, proudly maintains a tradition of making fine wines of award-winning quality. In 1787, Elijah Hopkins, returning from the Revolutionary War, chose this rich and fertile site on Lake Waramaug to settle his family and start the Hopkins Farm. Our farm has witnessed many diversified forms of agriculture over the years including the raising of sheep, race horses, grain crops, tobacco, and in the more recent past dairy farming. In 1979, the first vines were planted and our 19th century barn was converted into a state-of-the-art winery. Read less

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Snooth User: MTB
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2.50 5
05/09/2009

his is a medium- to full-bodied wine, dry, with a strong sense of minerals and “earthiness.” I also detected hints of pepper at the end. It’s an interesting wine, and one that I think will grow more interesting if left to sit for a year or so. The wine is punch-cap fermented and aged in Oak Barrels. The Tasting Notes indicate that the Cabernet Franc is one of Hopkins’ signature wines; it is a Silver Medal Winner in the Big E Competition and the Amenti Del Vino International Wine Competition and was awarded a Bronze Medal from the Tasters Guild International and the Tasters Guild Wine Lovers Competition. Despite it’s awards and reputation, I found I wasn’t fond of this wine; the earthiness was too strong perhaps, and it was a bit too dry - even for my taste. It might be worth picking up a bottle, though, and letting it sit for another 12-15 months just to see if it becomes a little mellower with age.

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