Production Notes: Unfined, unfiltered, lightly carbonated.
Personal Notes: It’s very rare that a red wine is so drinkable, it’s actually gulpable. This is one of those. Pi-Quette-Boo started off as a Piquette of Cabernet Franc from Los Carneros (Napa Valley). Basically we made a very rich Cabernet Franc that we thought would be suitable for a Piquette, where after we drained the free run wine while fermentation was about half way completed, we added back pure Napa Valley water to make a diluted, refreshing wine. We couldn’t stop there, though. We also added a few friends: Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Picpoul Blanc, and Chardonnay, with a bit of fizz. I know what you’re thinking - red wine mixed with white wine? Trust me, it’s super tasty, and I’ll go out on a limb and call it one of the easiest drinking Napa Valley red wines out there. — Patrick Rue
The Name: Charlotte's too old these days to play peekaboo, and too young to play Pi-Quette-Boo (a drinking game that needs to be invented), so she's in a state of purgatory when it comes to this one. She's ok with it.