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Lynn Van Der Linde

Lynn Van Der Linde

Riserva

Fontanafredda Riserva Barolo 2007

Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy
737 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 92/100

A wonderful holiday gift for those Barolo lovers in your circle! The 2007 vintage represents a perfect aging of 10 years in the bottle. Rich garnet hue in the glass, with classic Barolo aromas of violets, vanilla, and white pepper, and a lingering spicy finish. Tasted October 2017.

La Rosa

Fontanafredda La Rosa Barolo 2012

Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy
737 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 92/100

Using grapes grown in the south-facing, clay soils of the La Rosa vineyard in the highest part of the Serralunga D’Alba region, this Barolo is a brilliant garnet red in the glass, with both floral and spicy cherry notes. Balanced acidity that carries through to a spicy finish, this is the perfect pairing to bolder red meat dishes or heavier pasta. Also makes a wonderful gift for Barolo lovers! Tasted October 2017.

Serralunga D'alba

Fontanafredda Serralunga D'alba Barolo 2013

Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy
737 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 92/100

The Serralunga D’Alba region happens to be the largest producer of Barolo for the Fontanafredda winery, and this 2013 vintage represents the 25th anniversary of this wine. The striped label is a nod to the once striped buidings that housed the first kings of Italy in the mid-19th century. Brilliant garnet in the glass, aromas of forest floor, eucalyptus and dark charries transform into spicy cherry flavours and a lingering spicy finish. Wonderful with a variety of meals, from charcuterie boards to holiday dinners. Tasted October 2017.

Fontanafredda Barolo 2013

Piedmont Docg, Italy
737 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 91/100

Aged one year in French oak barrels, this traditional Barolo boasts perfect structure. Still fruit forward, but elegant spicy notes and tart cherry flavours, great with simple pastas and red meat dishes. Tasted October 2017.

Fontanafredda Nebbiolo 2016

Langhe D.O.C., Italy
737 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 91/100

This Langhe DOC Nebbiolo is a very elegant red in the glass, delicate in colour but with vanilla and spice on the nose and in the glass as a result of spending 8 months in wood casks. Wonderful with a variety of traditional Italian fare, from simple pastas to antipasto platters. Tasted October 2017.

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Memorable Wine

The 6th Sense Syrah, by Michael-David Winery

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First Wine

Folonari Valpolicella

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Unusual Wine Experience

A few years ago, my husband and I went on a date to see a David Copperfield show. We stopped at a local restaurant to grab a pre-show drink, and I fell in love with the 6th Sense Syrah. The show ended up being a horrible disappointment, but the magnificent flavours of that wine stayed with me all night - turned my whole night around. Now those are some magical vines!

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Current Fav Wine

Navajas Reserva, 2005, Spain

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