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 Spirits / Victoria January 19, 2015 Victoria Whisky Festival: An interview with Don Livermore Victoria’s ever-popular annual Whisky Festival took place at the Hotel Grand Pacific January 15th – 18th. With a series of master classes and a ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Vancouver January 16, 2015 o5 Tea Bar in Vancouver If coffee is in its third wave—Nabob (first wave), Starbucks (second wave), Stumptown and Intelligencia (third wave)—then tea is a little behind. ... Read More Cocktails January 14, 2015 Pierre Picaud Cocktail This time of year, I really enjoy the flavors of mezcal with the warm spices of the season. Mezcal can be very underrated and misunderstood, but with ... Read More January 2, 2015 January | February 2015 Issue On Stands Now The January/February 2015 issue of EAT hits the streets today. As always pick-up a copy from your favourite shop, restaurant or café …or read the ... Read More Drink This / Sparkling Wine December 31, 2014 Celebrate (Every Day) with BC Bubbles I’m not advocating saving sparkling wine for special occasions. Quite the opposite – any day that ends in Y receives a YAY sparkling wine vote ... Read More Cocktails / Victoria December 24, 2014 Holiday Cocktails Good spirits and holiday celebrations are in the air. Festive get-togethers are popping up everywhere and nothing says “tis the season” better ... Read More Comments are closed.