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Lynn van der Linde

Lynn van der Linde Certified Sommelier

Cerro Añon Gran Reserva

Bodegas Olarra Cerro Añon Gran Reserva 2015

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
41 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

A luxurious wine from start to finish. Lush aromas of blackberries, cedar, black pepper and liquorice swirl together, carrying through to bursting fruit on the palate. Beautifully balanced, and a wonderful expression of this Rioja region gem. Pair with meat sauce pasta. Tasted December 2022.

Château des Charmes Blanc de Blancs Sparkling 2016

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
287 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 91/100

A beautiful traditional method sparkling made from Chardonnay grapes. Heady aromas of green apple, honey, and salt air pull through on the palate with mouthwatering green apple flavours and a crisp citrus finish. Pair with turkey dinner or creamy chowder. An everyday celebration wine! Tasted April 2022.

Quinta do Crasto 2019

Douro D.O.C., Portugal
301 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 89/100

A beautiful blends of four local grapes from the Douro region of Portugal. Enticing aromas of black cherry, oak, black pepper and leather carry through to a mouthwatering cherry flavour, and finishing in a velvety linger. Pair with hearty vegetable or beef stews. Tasted April 2022.

Pazo das Bruxas Albariño 2019

Rías Baixas D.O., Spain
301 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

Albariño is a fresh and lively white from Spain. A lovely accompaniment to white fish dishes or spinach and feta pizza. Aromas of salty sea air, fresh cut herbs and nectarine turn into a mouthwatering citrus flavour. Persistent tanginess, perfect to cut through the richness of creamy cheeses. Tasted April 2022.

Silver Unoaked

Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay 2019

Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California, United States
306 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 88/100

A fresh and lively unoaked California Chardonnay from Mer Soleil winery. Aromas of apples, starfruit, and freshly cut herbs transform into a lemon-lime flavour finish. Pair with creamy pasta dishes or mango salad. Tasted March 2022.

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