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 Beer & Cider / Drink This / Wine October 15, 2014 Fall into Red Wines for Fall It’s not just your imagination. You want to drink more reds now that fall has fully settled in. Red wines are typically higher in alcohol to warm ... Read More Events / Victoria October 14, 2014 Art Of The Cocktail 2014: After the Event The Art of the Cocktail returned to Victoria for its 6th year. Once again, cocktail enthusiasts were wowed by the industry’s finest spirits and ... Read More Drink This / Food Events October 8, 2014 Here’s What You Want To Drink With Your Turkey Dinner This Thanksgiving Colourful, gnarly gourds are on the grocery shelves, I’ve had my first grilled acorn squash of the season, Okanagan pears and apples are on my ... Read More Events / Victoria October 7, 2014 A First Fest of International Wines at the 2014 Victoria Wine Festival I love wine, and I’ve had my fair share of it. I know what I like — nuanced, and not overly “muscular” cab sauvs and shiraz, and a elegant ... Read More Cocktails / Drink People / Victoria October 1, 2014 The Art of the Cocktail Comes to Victoria This Weekend Tickets are on sale for Canada’s Premier Cocktail Event! From October 4‐6, Art of the Cocktail returns for its sixth spirited season to celebrate ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria September 26, 2014 Victoria’s Tea Culture Goes Bubble-shaped Tea is one of Victoria’s most fundamental drinks. Its legacy extends from herb and pine teas brewed by the First Nations, to the colonial English ... Read More Comments are closed.