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Lynn van der Linde

Lynn van der Linde Certified Sommelier

Gray Monk Estate Winery Pinot Auxerrois 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
12 hours, 33 minutes ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

If you haven’t tried Pinot Auxerrois, this is a must try, and an added bonus that Gray Monk Winery in BC, Canada grows this quintessentially northern France varietal. Sparkling white gold in the glass, with heady aromas of green apple, lime, clementine and ocean spray (yes, think wet sand and salty sea breeze!). Light to medium bodied, with a crispy green apple finish. Some residual sugar makes this perfect for spicier dishes such as Thai cuisine or Chicken Tikka Masala. Tasted Dec 2021.

Longshot Pinot Noir 2019

California, United States
14 hours, 16 minutes ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

A great value California Pinot Noir, that punches above its weight. Sparkling garnet red in the glass, with lively cherry, rhubarb, cedar and rose petal aromas. Mouthwatering juiciness, lighter bodied, with a carry through of cherry and black pepper flavours on the finish. Pair with white sauce and spinach pizza or holiday dinners. Tasted Dec 2021.

Sandhill Cabernet Franc 2019

British Columbia, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada
9 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

Opaque yet brilliant garnet in the glass, enticing aromas of fig, black currant, cedar and eucalyptus transform into a spicy black cherry flavoured finish. Full bodied, with vibrantly wonderful tannin and acidity, making this a perfect pairing to hearty meat dishes. Tasted Nov 2021.

Sandhill Cabernet Merlot 2019

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
9 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

A wonderful “meritage” or Bordeaux blend, imparting fruit forward aromas of black currant and blackberries, as well as cedar, cloves and nutmeg. Medium+ body with balanced tannin and acidity, and a mouthwatering spicy cherry flavour on the finish. Pair with roast pork or bbq burgers. Tasted Nov 2021.

Sea Sun Pinot Noir 2018

California, United States
10 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 89/100

An unconventionally dark garnet in the glass, with heady aromas of cherries, vanilla and baking spices. Bursting fruit forward raspberry flavour, with a slightly tart cranberry finish. Medium+ body, made persistent by a slightly higher alcohol level at 14%+ abv Pair with pizza or roasted pork dishes. Tasted Nov 2021.

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