BYOB Wine Review at Johnny Pepperoni

Johnny Pepperoni + an affordable Pinot Gris

Local wine blog Wines that Pop is back, this time with a review of a 2009 Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris (around $10) – paired with a tasty dinner at Johnny Pepperoni at 11th & Park.

“I met up with a good friend of mine last night for dinner at a fantastic little BYOB restaurant in Hoboken, called Johnny Pepperoni. I love this place, the hostesses and servers are always super friendly and professional, and the pizza is simply delicious, just the right amount of sauce, not too greasy, fresh mozzarella, a sprinkling of fresh basil, a touch of parmigiana and the wonderful crispy crust that only comes from a hot brick oven. Yumm! I’d eat here at least 3 times a week if I could!

So, A tasty meal, check…. great conversation, check. Now, all that was need was a bit of wine to complete the meal. Enter Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris 2009, a blend of 94% Pinot Gris and 6% Viognier, from Washington’s Columbia Valley. I love the tart little kick you get from the touch of Viognier.

As I brought the glass to my lips I detected the tangy smell of lemony citrus and melon. A nice start. On to that first sip… clean and crisp. Notes of citrus, green apple and a hint of spice danced merrily on my tongue and mingled with a faint floral essence. The favors lingered just long enough in my happy mouth to leave a medium finish. Quite nice for a light summer wine. This one will definitely be on hand in my fridge this season.”

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You mean to say paired with rude service, crappy overpriced food and screaming children…Friends with the owners Moira? Can’t wait for this place to fail so something decent can move in…Based on my interaction with the proprietors, I’m sure it will be mis-managed into the ground in no time.