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 Liquid Assets February 7, 2017 Chateau Turcaud Entre-Deux-Mers, Wynns Coonawarra Riesling, Domaine Paul Autard Cotes Du Rhone CHATEAU TURCAUD ENTRE-DEUX-MERS 2015 France $18.00 Better known in France than here in beautiful British Columbia, Chateau Turcaud is considered one ... Read More Spirits / Victoria January 26, 2017 Victoria Whisky Festival: Preview Tasting & Canadian Award Winners Another year of the Victoria Whisky Festival wrapped up this past weekend. While Victorians, et al., came in droves to have a dram of the golden ... Read More Liquid Assets January 25, 2017 Olga Raffault Les Picasses Chinon, Hester Creek Pinot Blanc & Beronia Reserva Rioja OLGA RAFFAULT LES PICASSES CHINON 2011 FRANCE $27.00-30.00 Les Picasses is a vineyard that stands out! Fifty-year-old cabernet franc growing on a ... Read More Liquid Assets January 16, 2017 Blue Grouse Pinot Gris, Joie Pinot Noir & Passamante Salice Salentino BLUE GROUSE PINOT GRIS 2015 VANCOUVER ISLAND $20-25 With a production of a scant 300 cases a year it would not surprise me if this wine were all ... Read More Cocktails / Victoria November 13, 2016 A Conversation With Super Caesar Fan: Liz McArthur Different cocktails have different philosophical traditions attached to them. At least this is how I see it. I still reject the notion that, just ... Read More Cocktails / Spirits November 8, 2016 Aging and Infusing Liquor Now Allowed in BC Restaurants & Bars British Columbia’s licensed restaurants, bars, manufacturer lounges and caterers will be able to age and infuse liquor in order to create their own ... Read More Comments are closed.