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Lynn Van Der Linde

Lynn Van Der Linde Certified Sommelier

Lovico Gamza 2015

Suhindol A.O.C., Bulgaria
8 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

What a find! If you’ve never tried wine from Bulgaria, make this winery your first. The grapes from the wine region of Gamza Suhindol are traditionally Bordeaux in style - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and sometimes Syrah. Brilliant garnet red in the glass, aromas of blackberry, blueberry, white pepper and nutmeg, that carry through to a spicy blueberry finish. Wonderful paired with tomato sauce pastas. Enjoy now or lay down for a few more years. Tasted Oct 2019.

13Th Street Gamay

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
16 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

A lively Gamay from Niagara Peninsula, with aromas of cranberries, beet root, and rose bush, that carry through to a tart cranberry finish on the palate. Beautiful paired with goat cheese appetizers, or turkey dinner with all the fixings. Great value under $20, perfect for stocking up several bottles for that large family holiday meal! Drink now or cellar for a few more years. Tasted October 2019.

Portlandia Pinot Noir 2015

Oregon, United States
60 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

A truly brilliant Pinot Noir from Oregon. Aromatic bouquet of cherries, rhubarb, and black pepper swirl in the glass, and carry through with a zippy, peppery finish. Perfectly versatile with so many dishes - from cheese boards to burgers. Enjoy now and lay down for a few more years. 90 pts Tasted August 2019

Sugar Loaf Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
246 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

Brilliant Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, boasting aromas of grapefruit and freshly cut grass, carrying through into a zippy lime finish. Crisp mouth feel, perfect for complimenting creamy textured cheeses or arugula salads. Tasted February 2019.

383 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 91/100

A beautiful and true expression of BC Pinot Noir. Heady aromas of spicy cherry, baking spices,and undertones of violets carry through to a spicy and slight tart cherry finish. Tasted Oct 2018.

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