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Lynn Van Der Linde

Lynn Van Der Linde Certified Sommelier

Joiy Rosé Sparkling 2019

Southern Australia, Australia
3 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 89/100

This wine is not from New Zealand, but rather from Australia. Forget for a moment that this wine comes in a can - it’s actually a perfect vessel for a 2-glass serving of sparkling rosé! Deep yet brilliant dusty rose colour, with aromas of strawberries and fresh cut flowers. A hint of effervescence helps lengthen the berry flavoured finish. Perfect as an appetitive, or for a mid-week sip. Tasted October 2020.

Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
37 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 91/100

Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s Awatere Valley - a sub-region of Marlborough. Known for it’s production of softer Sauvignon Blancs with more tropical fruit aromas, this vintage doesn’t disappoint. A bouquet of lemon, star fruit, white flowers and a hint of cotton candy swirl in the glass, and transform into a crisp lime finish. A real delight for Sauvignon Blanc lovers! Enjoy now, no need to cellar this one. Pair with goat cheese salads or cream based pasta dishes. Tasted September 2020.

60 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

A beautifully classic expression of Amarone. Heady aromas of prunes, blackberries, leather, violets and a hint of eucalyptus translate into a velvety black plum and cherry flavours with a spicy finish. Pair with grilled tenderloin or beet salads. Enjoy now or rest for five to 7 more years. Tasted August 2020.

67 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

This beautifully balancing Ripasso is an excellent representation of the Vendemmia region of North Eastern Italy. Ripasso wine is a combination of Valpolicella wine blended and fermented a second time (re-pass) with the dried grapes used to create Amarone. This creates a sophisticated, yet full bodied wine paired perfect with a variety of dishes. This Ripasso presents aromas of ripe black cherries, leather, vanilla, and cedar, with a carry through of the cherry flavours and a persistent spicy finish. Pairs beautifully with rose sauce pasta dishes. Tasted August 2020.

Malivoire Wine Company Gamay 2018

Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
216 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

A bright and lively Gamay! Invigorating aromas of sweet cherries, violets and a hint of vanilla carry through to a spicy cherry finish. A beautiful expression of Gamay, from the Niagara region that does it best! Tasted March 2020.

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