Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Jan 17, 2011 Intrigue Wines Riesling 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestLake Country, Okanagan Valley $17-20 www.intriguewines.caIntrigue is the solo project of Gray Monk co-winemaker Roger Wong (he makes their reds and sparkling wines). Those following the BC wine industry for some time may also remember Wong from a superstar Riesling he crafted in the early 2000’s called Focus, but unfortunately the fires in 2003 thwarted his plans to continue with the brand. He started Intrigue Wines with his wife and another couple in 2008. The name is apt, since there is an air of intrigue about the winery – all the partners have other jobs and commitments, and the winery doesn’t have a tasting room to welcome guests. That said, these are VQA wines and can be tracked down through VQA stores, if you find them before they’re gone! Future plans include a reserve Riesling (he was the original winemaker at Pinot Reach before it became Tantalus).This Riesling is a pleasing pour – off dry, but with crisp acidity to balance. Peach and citrus aromas lead to a round palate of Granny Smith apple, citrus, white peach and spice. Pair when you have a crowd – this will please wine newbies plus more tested palates. Try with lemongrass coloured Thai cuisine or lighter seafood dishes.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsIntrigue Wines Riesling 2009This Riesling is a pleasing pour – off dry, but with crisp acidity to balance. Peach and citrus aromas lead to a round palate of Granny Smith apple, citrus, white peach and spice. Pair when you have a crowd – this will please wine newbies plus more tested palates. Try with lemongrass coloured Thai cuisine or lighter seafood dishes.OkanaganRieslingWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade. In addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for WineAlign, ... Read More You may also like Coffee & Tea / Victoria April 27, 2015 Understanding Coffee: A Guide to Small and Local Roasters in Victoria Coffee roasting is the art of taking dried, raw coffee beans and applying heat until they turn from green to brown, and become drinkable. While the ... Read More Drink People / Wine News April 23, 2015 JoieFarm — More Joy Ahead Pictured above: Team Joie getting our new outdoor garden beds ready for our on-farm wood burning pizza oven and picnic area “Joie Picnique” From ... Read More Wine Events April 9, 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival: Rediscovering Australia Australia put on a party at the Vancouver International Wine Festival and BC came to taste. Relaxed, laidback winemakers from over 55 Australian ... Read More Cocktails April 6, 2015 Rambunctious Pt . 1 – Daiquiri Spring is here and summer is making its presence felt every evening as the days gets warmer and longer. This is the perfect time to start thinking ... Read More Wine April 2, 2015 Sommeliers Recommend New Sips for Spring Spring is here – time to put the big reds back into the cellar and try something new. I asked five local sommeliers what’s hot. Here are your ... Read More Cocktails March 18, 2015 The Romantic Lokum Royale Cocktail Many years ago, working in a restaurant in Brisbane, I went to my chef with a quandary. As a child, I loved the confectionary Turkish Delight, but ... Read More Comments are closed.