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Lynn Van Der Linde

Lynn Van Der Linde Certified Sommelier

Albanta Albariño 2016

Rías Baixas D.O., Spain
3 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 89/100

Aromas of honeydew melon, green apple and lime carry through on the palate with a crisp and zesty lime finish. Medium bodied up front with a wonderful twist of acidity on the back end, making this a perfect pairing with seafood cooked in butter sauces. Tasted Sept 2018.


Summerhill Pyramid Winery Organic Merlot 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
7 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

Wonderful hostess gift! Aromas of plums, coffee, leather and baking spices transform into a spicy cherry finish. Balanced tannin and acidity. Great pairing with pork roast! Tasted Sept 2018.

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Santa Ema Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Maipo Valley D.O., Chile
7 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

Classic Cabernet Sauvignon notes of black fruit, green peppers, eucalyptus and white pepper, transform to a peppery cherry finish. Balanced tannin and acidity, wonderful paired with red meat. Tasted Sept 2018.


Mazzei Zisola 2015

Sicily D.O.C., Italy
9 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 91/100

Brilliant garnet in the glass, aromas of ripe red cherries, vanilla, white pepper and hints of liquorice, carry through to a spicy cherry finish. Balanced tannin and acidity - very food friendly. Pairs wonderfully with red meat or sausage pizzas. Tasted Sept 2018.

The Foreign Affair Pinot Noir 2013

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

Lynn scored this wine: 88/100

Aromas of prune, eucalyptus, and dried herbs transform to a zippy cherry finish. Tasted Sept 2018.

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