Two Old World classics accompanied our Christmas meal of filet mignon.

SIRO PACENTI Brunello di Montalcino 2004
Brunello is 100% Sangiovese grapes from Tuscan village of Montalcino and is released to market after 5 years aging. Traditional Brunello is best when tannins soften after 8-10 years but modern Brunello is fruit-forward with less tannins and more approachable younger.

JL COLOMBO Cornas Les Ruchets 2009
Northern Rhone (France) Syrah  is best known from appellations of Hermitage, Cote Rotie and Saint-Joseph. Cornas, one of smaller appellations in Rhone valley, has great wines of 100% Syrah. Jean-Luc Colombo wines are more fruit-forward than traditional northern Rhones that require longer aging.

Happy Holidays, Bob the Wineguy

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