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Sake by Ama no To from Akita, Japan. Faint aromas of raisins and earthiness. Overall slightly dry flavor but with nice fruity esse...nces in the recesses, supplanted by nice rice-like tones and a gentle sweetness beneath. They have. read more

Takara

This wine is from Japan. Shirakabe Gura is the brewery located in the Nada area, the heartland of Japanese sake making. This Tokub...etsu Junmai is meticulously brewed using exceptionally pure water, Miyamizu, and carefully selected rice. The character of this sake is well-balanced with a complex, crisp finish. RICE Wine Sake read more

HAKKAISAN

This wine is from Japan, Niigata region. Rice Milling Rate: 50%Sake Rice: Yamadanishiki, Miyamanishiki, GohyakumangokuAlcohol: 15....6%Sake Meter Value: +5.0Acidity: 1.2Amino Acid: 1.1. Our signature Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo calls to mind the crisp air and gentle snow of a fine winter???s day. You???ll enjoy the hints of rice and the mellow texture of this delicious brew. Look for exceptional clarity of flavor and a quiet elegance on the palate. This crisp, clean sake is a landmark example of the Niigata sake brewing style. A lightly dry finish cleans your palate and makes our Junmai Ginjo a very food friendly sake, indeed. RICE Wine Sake read more

SAIYA BREWERY

This wine is from Japan, Akita region. Produced in Akita by the Saiya Brewery, makers of Yuki No Bosha, this is a favorite among l...ocals of the region. Yuri is the name of the local area of Honjo-shi and Masamune is an old term for Japanese sake.. Seimaibuai: 68%Nihonshudo: +2.5Acidity: 1.3Amino Acidity: 1.0Rice: HitomiboreYeast: House YeastShubo Method: SokujoPressing: YabutaFiltration: Charcoal filtrationPasturization: Pasteurized in tank, bottled while sake is still warmAlcohol Percentage: 16%. This sake is mellow and rustic and has a firm structure, which makes it enjoyable at a range of temperatures, from chilled to warm. Its nutty and earthy notes are balanced by an underlying fruitiness and it complements grilled meats, stews and fish. RICE Wine Sake read more

Mantensei

Soft, honey-laced nose with just a tad of fruitiness. Dry overall, but with a sweet element creeping out of background. Good richn...ess and overall balance in a slightly dry profile. Tottori Prefecture where Mantensei is located is one of least populated regions of Japan - mountains, oceans and wooded areas vie for space with people in minority. clean air and cold winters make it ideal for sake brewing. International Wine Cellar rating: 90. read more

Japan Prestige Sake

Rich type. True Nigori (unfiltered, cloudy, milky white) sake. Clean round aroma of dairy milk with savory round taste and soft te...xture. Serve chilled or on-the-rocks. SMV +10 read more

GEKKEIKAN

This wine is from Japan, Kyoto region. A combination of fresh spring water, Yamada Nishiki rice (known as the ???king of sake rice...'), Gohyakumangoku rice milled to 50%, and the skill of the sake master, result in this classic example of a Fushimi style Junmai Daiginjo??? Horin has a delicately fruity nose, its subtle flavors are well-balanced, and it is exceptionally smooth with a long clean finish.. read more

SAIYA BREWERY

This wine is from Japan, Akita region. Akita Komachi means ???beauty of Akita' and is both a reference to the fair ladies for whic...h the region is known as well as its cherished local rice of the same name.. Seimaibuai: 35%Nihonshudo: +2.0Acidity: 1.5Amino Acidity: 1.1Rice: Akita Sake KomachiYeast: Special House YeastShubo Method: SokujoPressing: YabutaFiltration: SF FilterPasturization: Once. This daiginjo has upfront notes of white pepper that fade into dried apricot and melon. It should be served chilled and complements French and New American cuisine, as well as sushi and sashimi. RICE Wine Sake read more

Japan Prestige Sake

Alluring sake with a silky texture, deep taste, and slight sweetness. Elegant fruity aromas and superb acidity. Serve chilled. SMV... +3 read more

SAIYA BREWERY

This wine is from Japan, Akita region. Seimaibuai: 55%Nihonshudo: +1.5Acidity: 1.5Amino Acidity: .08Rice: Akita Sake KomachiYeast:... Special House YeastShubo Method: SokujoPressing: YabutaFiltration: SF FilterPasturization: Once. This junmai ginjo is a favorite with new and seasoned sake drinkers alike. With a seimaibuai of 55%, it is soft and light on the palate, with a delightful fruitiness characterized by peaches, strawberries and papaya. It finishes with a white pepper spice.. Best served chilled, it complements light foods like salad, sushi and sashimi. It also cools down spicey Asian foods. It can also be paired with very salty or rich foods, as well as certain cheeses and desserts. RICE Wine Sake read more

NAKAO BREWERY

This wine is from Japan, Hiroshima region. Seimaibuai: 50%Nihonshudo: +5.0Acidity: 1.3Amino Acidity: 0.9Rice: Hattan NishikiYeast:... Apple YeastShubo Method: KoontokaPressing: YabutaFiltration: LightPasteurization: Twice. This Daiginjo is delicate, soft and clean, showing hints of green apple. It should be served chilled and paired with salads, grilled chicken, sushi and sashimi. RICE Wine Sake read more

Takasago

International Wine Cellar rating: 94. A prominent fragrance, a clean and fresh taste, with flavor deep into recesses. Truly one of... Rolls-Royces of sake. Each year, after temperature drops below 14 Fahrenheit, Takasago builds an Ice Dome outside main kura building. It is an igloo inside of which temperature stays about 28 F, with 90% humidity and no wind low temperature means nasty bacteria cannot survive, allowing them to make clean, pure, ultra-premium sake. Additionally, they separate clear sake from fermenting rice lees not by pressing, but rather by putting it into canvas bags and allowing sake to drip out slowly overnight. read more

KITAYA

This wine is from Japan. Made using the Shizukushibori method and head water of the Yabe River, Kansansui has a soft touch coupled... with subtle fruit and rice notes.. *Double Gold at 2011 Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Wine Tasting Competition*Best of Show at 2011 Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Wine Tasting Competition*Double Gold at 2011 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Extremely Mellow, Complex, Delicately Aromatic, and Fleeting Finish. Wine Sake read more

Mukune

Mellow and dry profile in which flavor and finish meld together, with plenty of richness of rice evident. Yasutaka Daimon is sixth...-generation director of family brewery. His kura (sake brewery) is blessed with a natural spring providing water which is rich in minerals and pure enough to be used in production of excellent sake. International Wine Cellar rating: 88. read more

AKITA SHURUI SEIZOH BREWERY

This wine is from Japan, Akita region. This exquisite sake is the pinnacle of the brewmasters' art. Artisanal rice, milled to 35% ...of its original size, is combined with soft riverbed water for this small-batch, handmade product.The result is an elegant, aromatic sake that is excellent as an aperitif or with delicate foods such as sashimi.. Type:SMV +/-0 Grape Variety Used:Komachi rice, 35% Appellation:Akita, Japan Alcohol Level:16.5% Acid Level:1.6 g/L RICE Wine Sake read more

TY KU SAKE

This wine is from Japan, Nara region. The Crown Jewel of Sake. TY KU Sake White was voted the best sake in the world. The pinnacle... of ultra premium sake, TY KU Sake White is a rare special designation Junmai Daiginjo which represents the very top 1% of all sake. Handcrafted in Yamagata, Japan with over 60% of each rice grain milled away. TY KU Sake White is the gold standard for sake brewing, using only the very best ingredients & techniques and is reserved for the true connoisseur .. RICE - Yamada Nishiki (best sake rice in the world). Over 60% of rice grain milled away.WATER - Soft and pure iron-free natural spring water from Toyama Mountain, Japan.YEAST - Proprietary blend of the famed #9 and Yamagata yeast strains for fruity aroma.KOJI - Made by hand in the finest traditional cedar-lined koji room.. TY KU Sake White is exceptionally refined and smooth, uniting floral notes with banana and vanilla. Extremely delicate yet rich and supple; hints of spice permeate. TY KU Sake White captivates even the most discerning palate with complex layers of soft citrus. RICE Wine Sake read more

GEKKEIKAN

This wine is from Japan, Kyoto region. Gekkeikan Deluxe is a Junmai-shu, made from carefully selected rice varieties and the fresh... spring waters of the Fushimi region, for a light, fragrant, well balanced sake.. Alc./Volume: 16.7%Class: Junmai-shuSake Meter Value: +2Sulfite and gluten free. Full-bodied, with a good balance of aroma and flavor.. Pairing Notes: Serve with rich, full flavored dishes such as red meat, game and poultry.Serving Suggestions: Enjoy chilled or at room temperature. RICE Wine Sake read more

Japan Prestige Sake

Light and smooth type. Fresh aroma of wild plant mixed with grain-like aroma. Very clean, medium dry sake with round taste and sof...t texture. SMV: +2 Acidity: 1.3 read more

Tozai Home

aromas are quite complex, showing white grape, anise, and a hint of sweet rice. These same flavors come rushing through medium-bod...ied palate which has a slightly creamy texture followed by a hint of white pepper and fresh herbal notes. long, clean finish makes this both a great sipping sake as well as a companion to a wide range of foods, from fish and shellfish to pork and light meats. About Living Jewel image on label is a koi, or Japanese carp. Ornamental domesticated carp have been bred for their bright colors for centuries in Japan. combination of their vibrant colors, patterns, and shimmering scales has earned them moniker living jewel among collectors and enthusiasts. read more

Ama no To

Faint aromas of raisins and earthiness. Overall slightly dry flavor but with nice fruity essences in recesses, supplanted by nice ...rice-like tones and a gentle sweetness beneath. They have won five straight Gold Prizes in prestigious National New Sake tasting competitions. water which flows up from springs here has been famous since Edo era (1600-1868). International Wine Cellar rating: 91. read more

Rock Sake

Fresh aroma, slightly sweet, hints of rock melon and coconut with a delicate finish. This specially designated sake is roughly fil...tered, thus opaque in appearance, and has a slightly sweeter flavor. read more

Tozai Home

This is fairly thick and chewy nigorizake (cloudy sake), but it is still surprisingly dry. aromas are bright and fresh and they sh...ow a lovely ricey and fruity combination. In mouth, this sake has solid weight and gives same flavors of fresh fruit and creamy fresh rice that your nose told you about. finish has a pleasant astringency and is nicely mellow, beckoning you for another mouthful. You will rarely taste a classier Nigori at this price, and this may be ultimate food-friendly Nigori. About Snow Maiden image on label is a koi, or Japanese carp. Ornamental domesticated carp have been bred for their bright colors for centuries in Japan. Perhaps most famous koi is one named Hanako which reportedly lived for 226 years! Hanako translates to Flower Maiden, but in homage to long-lived Hanako which lived in icy waters at foot of Japan's Mt. Ontake, we have named this sake Snow Maiden. International Wine Cellar rating: 88. read more

Rihaku

Aromas of rice and ripe red plums. Bright, mouthwatering acidity leads into a soft and chewy texture from unfiltered rice particle...s. ricey flavor is joined by gently nutty and slightly fruity flavors in long finish. Nigori sake is made so that some of rice lees remain in bottle after pressing (unfiltered). Most Nigori is sweet and creamy, and thick with unfermented rice solids. Rihaku Nigori is a bit less chunky, but more fruity and complex than most Nigori sake. read more

TY KU

TY KU Sake Silver has a fresh, slightly sweet taste with subtle pear notes; its rich flavor is soft & silky on palate. Although it... complements sushi & Asian cuisine, its well-rounded body pairs well with pasta and a variety of lighter Western cuisine. read more

TY KU

A Premium Nigori Sake infused with refreshingly sweet taste of Coconut and imported from Nara, Japan - birthplace of sake. TY KU C...oconut Sake is made from Junmai sake, a premium classification that represents top 15% of all sake in world. Silky texture with refreshingly sweet taste of coconut and hints of vanilla. Enjoy chilled in a wine glass or in delicious cocktails. For best taste, shake before serving, refrigerate after opening and enjoy soon thereafter. TY KU Coconut Sake pairs well with desserts and counterbalances heat of spicy foods. read more

Shimizo-No-Mai

Shimizo-No-Mai Pure Dawn is clear in appearance. aroma has hints of orange peel and light floral notes, with an underlying mineral...ity. It's fresh and well-structured, with subtle notes of pear and Fuji apple. Creamy mouthfeel, finishes soft-sweet to dry. read more

TY KU

TY KU Sake Black's refined flavor profile balances peach on nose with a subtle hint of spice underneath. depth and body pairs well... with lighter Western fare (grilled white meats and cooked fish), yet is dry and delicate enough to complement Asian cuisine. read more

Shimizo-No-Mai

Shimizo-No-Mai Pure has a clear appearance and subtle notes of green apple and sweet rice. It's full-bodied and well-balanced with... a hint of banana and fruit flavors . read more

Yaegaki

Opaque creamy white ivory color. Aromas of freshly sliced redradish, white peppercorn, fish tank water, and ripe pineapplehusk wit...h a lightly chunky, fruity medium body and a mango,chalk, and pineapple sauce finish. sweetness and mild flavor of rice particles along with citrus notes will match with spicy, fatty, and bold flavored foods. Also good with desserts. Sake Meter Value (SMV): -12 read more

Gekkeikan

Sake by Gekkeikan from Kyoto, Japan. A limited production Junmai-Daiginjo, made in small batches at Gekkeikan's Uchigura brewery, ...dedicated to micro-brewing only ultra premium sakes. Mild, fruity aroma with delicate notes of over-ripe. read more

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