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 First Look / Wine Stores January 28, 2016 A New Liquor Store Opens at the Junction. Nestled in the corner of Oak Bay Junction, we find the newly opened Vessel liquor store, bringing vibrancy to what was once a lackluster plaza. Warm ... Read More Sparkling Wine January 20, 2016 Steller’s Jay Sparkling Shiraz Steller’s Jay Sparkling Shiraz VQA NV Okanagan $26.00-30.00 And now for something totally different! A sparkling Shiraz (red) made using the ... Read More Spirits / Victoria January 18, 2016 Canadian Whisky Awards: Best Whisky for 2015 Lot No. 40, a whisky distilled in Windsor, Ontario was named Canada’s best at the sixth annual Canadian Whisky Awards on 14th January at the ... Read More Cocktails / Spirits January 12, 2016 5 Rums Worth Sipping If you’ve been following, we have been talking about rum quite a lot during summer in the Rambunctious Series of summer refreshing cocktails. But ... Read More Wine January 8, 2016 FriYAY: What Wines to Buy for Friday Night FriYAY is the best day of the week hands down. Whether yours falls on a Sunday, a Thursday, or the actual day itself, it is cause for celebration and ... Read More Sparkling Wine / Wine Events December 29, 2015 New Year’s almost here. Leave the Christmas excess behind, grab a bottle of BC wine and celebrate. New Year’s almost here. Leave the Christmas excess behind, grab a bottle of BC wine and celebrate. Fizz. We all need more fizz in our lives – ... Read More Comments are closed.