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 Victoria / Winemaker Dinners July 23, 2014 Coming Up at Taste: The All Bacon Dinner. Intrigued? Every summer Karen Gillis, the winemaker at Red Rooster in the Okanagan, gets together a bunch of friends for a bacon weekend at her house. That’s ... Read More Food Pairings July 23, 2014 What to DRINK With That : Tour de France Edition DRINK editor Treve Ring asks local wine experts how they would approach pairing dishes and flavours. Since we’re big cycling fans here at EAT, she ... Read More Wine July 23, 2014 The How-to of Wine by the Campfire When I think of camping, I think of three things: a warm crackling fire, a deep crimson sunset and food-friendly wine. Every summer, I usually take ... Read More Beer & Cider / Wine July 22, 2014 Afternoon Craft Beer Delight —Finding Value in BC’s New Liquor Laws The recent changes to British Columbia’s liquor laws haven’t been well received by everyone. While happy hour is now officially sanctioned, and ... Read More Events / Wine July 16, 2014 Grapes of the World at the New Victoria Wine Festival British Columbia’s vibrant wine industry continues to spoil West Coast residents with an abundance of sipping choices. While Victoria continues to ... Read More Drink This July 16, 2014 Company’s Coming I don’t know about you, but I keep certain wines on hand for certain guests. Or more succinctly, I have styles of wine on hand for styles of ... Read More Comments are closed.