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 May 25, 2015 Nitro-Infused Coffee is THE Thing This Summer ... Read More Food Pairings May 25, 2015 What to DRINK with That: Classic Dishes From Spain DRINK editor Treve Ring asks local wine experts how they would approach pairing dishes and flavours. For this edition we are looking to classic ... Read More Spirits May 22, 2015 Kicked-Up Coffee – BC Coffee Liqueurs Collaborations There’s been an explosion in local distilleries in the last few years, and signs are they’re growing in exciting new directions. I talked to ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Vancouver May 11, 2015 Elysian Coffee Roastery Back in 2000, Elysian Coffee opened its first café around the corner from Vancouver’s Fifth Avenue Cinemas. It did things differently from the ... Read More Drink People May 7, 2015 Our First International Houseguest: Portland’s Jordan Felix Death Cab for Cutie’s new album Kintsugi once again echoes their Pacific Northwest roots, including the verse from the song Black Sun, “There is ... Read More Cocktails May 1, 2015 Rambunctious Part 2 – Mojito In part one, we spoke about the classic Daiquiri, a cocktail with a unifying beginning, a historically, somewhat celebrity upbringing until its ... Read More Comments are closed.