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 Food Pairings February 25, 2015 Virtue vs Vice: What to Drink with That WHAT TO DRINK WITH THAT DRINK editor Treve Ring asks local wine experts how they would approach pairing dishes and flavours. For early 2015, we’re ... Read More Sake, Cider, other February 20, 2015 Sake Rising Sake has been around for over two thousand years, but suddenly rice is really nice. Sake bars, sake sommeliers, sake education courses and sake ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria February 19, 2015 Got Your Tickets? 9 Glorious Days! Victoria Beer Week is coming – March 7-15, 2015 Victoria Beer Week is a nine-day festival highlighting a broad selection of BC craft breweries and educating Victorians about craft beer. After a ... Read More Events February 18, 2015 Parksville hosts the 7th annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival, February 19 – 22, 2015 Parksville will play host to a unique celebration of B.C. wine, beer and food during the annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival set to ... Read More Drink Academy February 16, 2015 Drink Academy: Sémillon Through sémillon changes dramatically from youth through twilight, it always carries itself with an air of nobility. With berries of golden rose, ... Read More Victoria / Wine Events February 13, 2015 The Victoria Wine Festival Presents a California Wine Seminar Taste Premium California Wine hosted by renowned Sommelier Peter Lindenlaub The Victoria Wine Festival has assembled a winter seminar to showcase the ... Read More Comments are closed.