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I'm Caroline, a small town girl & wine lover. I share my passion for all things wine at @carolinedupape. Let's connect you to small producers you need to know!

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Wines I recommend

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Caroline du Pape Jul 14, 2021

"What I love about this wine is that it is somehow both easy drinking and serious at the same time. It has juicy notes of red fruits like pomegranate and raspberry with refreshing acidity and enough structure to give it some backbone. This is a fun, crushable red that is best enjoyed lightly chilled."

ThereAfter Wine Company
ThereAfter Grenache Village, 2019

Grenache · Carbonic, Fresh, Herbaceous, Spicy, and Complex · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

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Caroline du Pape Jul 18, 2021

"I love this wine. It chooses finesse over power and the result is a complex, easy-drinking, food friendly, yummy wine. It has great, refreshing acidity and well-integrated tannins. I think you're going to love it."

ThereAfter Wine Company
ThereAfter Cabernet Sauvignon Escher Vineyard, 2019

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, Subtle, and Fruity · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Hand-harvested
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Caroline du Pape Sep 14, 2021

"Several factors drew me to this Rockets Red Wine Grenache 2019. First of all, I was so excited about this producer: First of all, the winemaker is a veteran of the Air Force based out of Santa Barbara using minimal intervention winemaking methods to make his small production wines. Secondly, I can never seem to pass up a single varietal Grenache! I opened up this bottle at 5 o’clock one Friday afternoon to celebrate the beginning of the weekend. It was medium-bodied, with present tannins and notes of strawberry, cedar, and cherry cola."

Rockets Red Wine
Rockets Red Wines Grenache, 2019

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Subtle, Fruity, Savory, and Natural · Rare wine (78 cases produced) · Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
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Caroline du Pape Feb 6, 2022

Kivelstadt Cellars
Fathers Watch GSC Blend Grenache, Syrah, & Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Balanced, and Fruity · Limited wine (950 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
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Caroline du Pape Feb 6, 2022

Saison Winery
Monterey Syrah Reserve, 2017

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Saline and Smoky · Rare wine (55 cases produced) · Monterey, Monterey, California

Noteworthy Topography
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Caroline du Pape Feb 6, 2022

Two Shepherds
Knights Family Vineyard Syrah, 2018

Northern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Savory · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
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Caroline du Pape Mar 24, 2022

Kivelstadt Cellars
Mendocino KC Labs Syrah, 2020

Syrah · Carbonic, Fruity, and Funky · Limited wine (217 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
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Caroline du Pape Mar 24, 2022

Kivelstadt Cellars
Old Wyves Tale Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy · Limited wine (233 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
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Caroline du Pape Mar 24, 2022

Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2019

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (240 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming