Share the Spirits of the Season
Sautter’s in Sylvania and Waterville has been providing good things to eat–and–drink since 1927. The food centers’ wine selection began with an inventory of $20,000 and has since grown to a value of over $200,000. Patrons may please their palate from the extensive inventory that includes modestly priced wines to suit any budget to fine vintages of domestic and imported wines and champagnes. Not an expert? No worries. Knowledgeable advice is an aisle away. There is a high probability that you will see owner Jim Sautter, who loves to help shoppers “get into the spirits” to find the perfect wine for any occasion.
• Mark West 2012 Pinot Noir, $10.99 – Notes of black cherry, cola, strawberry and plum with soft tannins. Pairs well with burgers, salmon or with turkey and all the fixings.
• Apothic Red Blend 2013, $10.99 – A bold blend of Zin, Syrah, Merlot and Cab. Great for quaffing or serve with grilled meats.
• Mer Soleil Unoaked Chard 2013, $19.99 – Bright minerality with zesty citrus, crisp acidity. Pair with seafood or guacamole.
• Grahams “Six Grapes” Reserve Porto, $19.99 – Delicious fruit concentration to be enjoyed with dark chocolate or an after-dinner dessert.
• Elouan Pinot Noir Oregon 2013, $19.99 – Robust and complex, ripe plum notes with a sweet red fruit core, 93 points from wine spectator. Stands up well to grilled meats.
• Dr. L Riesling Germany 2014, $11.99 – Crisp, fruity, refreshing, serve as an aperitif or with mildly spicy foods. “Wine Spectator’s” top 100 wine 2 years ago.
• Chateau St. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot 2012, $25.99 – Elegant, with notes of dark cherry. A perfect match with Italian food.
• Lacrema Sonoma 2013 Chard, $17.99 – Layers of vanilla peach and citrus, broad and juicy with a great mouth feel. Pairs well with risotto, alfredo sauce or fowl.
• Le Dolci Colline Prosecco Brut, $12.99 – The Italian version of sparkling wine, crisp and delicate. Treat your guests to a glass when they arrive at your home this holiday season.
• Sean Mino 2011 Cab Napa Valley, $18.99 – Deep ruby color with aromas of ripe blackberry, red and black currants. Serve this bold cab with your holiday prime rib.
• Miraval Cotes de Provence 2014, $25.99 – From the estate in Provence owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Rated by “Wine Spectator” as the best rosé in the world. Festive blush color in the glass, great for the holidays.
• Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne, $59.99 – 91 points from “Wine Spectator.” No better way to bring in the new year than with a bubbly glass of Veuve.