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Is lower-alcohol piquette Oregon’s next big wine craze?

The Johan Vineyards piquette has an earthy, savory quality with gobs of red fruit and a crazy herbal note that reminded me of a cross between German chamomile and dandelion tea. It was agile on its feet, with enough fizz to tickle all the right places. Johan Vineyards’ winemaker Morgan Beck estimates the piquette falls in the 6%-8% alcohol by volume (ABV) range.