Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Jan 17, 2011 Intrigue Wines Riesling 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Lake Country, Okanagan Valley $17-20 www.intriguewines.ca Intrigue 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) EATrecommends Intrigue Wines Riesling 2009 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. 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 Drink Academy October 29, 2014 Gewürztraminer: The Distinctively Aromatic Wine Not familiar with gewürztraminer? The name itself quite literally tells you what to expect. Gewürz translates as spice, and refers to the fact that ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Recipes October 27, 2014 A Pumpkin Latte a Day Keeps the Witches Away In an alternate universe, the harvesting of crops, a crisp chill in the air and shorter days would mark the arrival of fall. Instead, the release of ... Read More Drink This October 22, 2014 Hallow’wines I’m not one for themes. And I’m not one for holidays. That said, I am certainly one for good drinks. These days, packaging trumps all else on ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria / Wineries & Breweries October 17, 2014 Beer goes Breaking Bad at Category 12 Drywall, gas masks, floor buffers, and power washers. It was all I could see past the single door, set into a grey-covered wall of windows below a ... Read More Beer & Cider / Drink This / Wine October 15, 2014 Fall into Red Wines for Fall It’s not just your imagination. You want to drink more reds now that fall has fully settled in. Red wines are typically higher in alcohol to warm ... Read More Events / Victoria October 14, 2014 Art Of The Cocktail 2014: After the Event The Art of the Cocktail returned to Victoria for its 6th year. Once again, cocktail enthusiasts were wowed by the industry’s finest spirits and ... Read More Comments are closed.