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Tozai "Typhoon" Futsu Sake 720ml

This is a surprisingly delicious considering the bargain basement price. Soft, crisp flavors of citrus with refreshing acidity, the Typhoon could easily be thrown into a white wine tasting as a dynamic substitute. For the price, it also makes a fantastic mixer into specialty cocktails. Try it instead of dry vermouth in a martini, or use it in a Corpse Reviver instead of Lillet. Again, for the money, it's a fantastic beginner's bottle that brings clean, authentic sake character for a bargain. 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

Ginga Shizuku "Divine Droplets" Junmai Daiginjo Sake (720ml)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very pale yellow. Complex nose offers saline, herbal and spicy notes, with a minty coolness. Wonderfully subtle, complex and precise, with a distinctly ethereal quality, high-pitched minerality and superb lift. Finishes very dry and persistent, with lovely lift. This is made inside an igloo in Hokkaido, in Japan's extreme north, where below-freezing temperature prevents unwanted bacteria from surviving, thus ensuring a very pure sake. The clear sake is separated from the fermenting rice lees by putting it into canvas bags and allowing the sake to drip ou ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $64.99 Add To Cart
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Mantensai "Star Filled Sky" Junmai Ginjo Sake (720ml)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very pale yellow. Assertive aromas of citrus fruits and smoke, with a subtle saline element. Fairly rich and voluminous but with an airy texture. A very suave, mouthfilling example with a lightly sweet impression and very good breadth. 2007" K&L Notes: Made with Yamada Nishiki & Tamakasae rice from the Totturi Prefecture, one of the least populated in Japan. This sake is aged three years in stainless steel tanks before release and uses two times the koji mold when turning the rice starch into sugar. The result is two times the umami! It shows a nose of honey, and an... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
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Kikusui Junmai Ginjo Sake (720ml)

Kikusui has been run by the Takasawa family for five generations. They are committed to producing the highest quality sake at an affordable price. From the producer: "This is a light and comfortably dry premium Sake with the aroma of fresh cantaloupe and banana followed by a medium body bringing refreshing Mandarin orange-like overtones. With just the right amount of body and a comfortable dryness it enhances any dish you eat. This is a great white wine alternative that is perfect for Sake lovers and beginners alike." 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo Sake (720ml)

Founded in 1874, Tenju Shuzo is a tightly knit, family-owned brewery enjoying its sixth generation of sake production. To ensure the quality of their product, the brew masters at Tenju use only naturally filtered, soft water from nearby Mt. Chokai and rice grown by exclusively commissioned local farmers. A unique yeast derived from flowers gives this exceptionally elegant sake a pronounced floral bouquet. Tones of licorice and fresh herbs, coupled with a hint of asian pear, make this a perfect example of everything Junmai Daiginjo has to offer. Serve as ... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Tentaka Kuni "Hawk in the Heavens" Junmai Sake 720ml

Milled to 55%, this Junmai sake from Tochigi Prefecture is made from Gohyakumangoku rice and is brewed with water from an underground mountain spring. This is round in style, with a floral note at the finish: "Dry and crisp, the flavors are dominated by mixed nuts, fresh cut green grass and other earthier flavors. Very pleasing for those who want fresh sake flavor, but more complexity beyond the fermented fruit flavors." (producer's note) 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Eiko Fuji Ban Ryu Honjozo Sake 720ml

Light and smoky, with a notes of honeydew melon and cherry pits. Fragrant and clean, this is a terrific value! It comes from Yamagata.. 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Shichi Hon Yari Hiyaoroshi (720ml)

Founded in the 1540s in the small town of Kinomoto in Shiga Prefecture, Tomita Brewery is one of the oldest and smallest breweries in Japan. Seven Spearsman pays tribute to the victorious battle of Shizugatake in Kinomoto in 1583, which boosted their leader, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, to soon secure dominance over all of Japan. Starting in the Edo period, the sake from Tomita brewery was aptly named "sake of victory" after the town's great warriors. Yasunobu Tomita, the 15th generation of the family, is committed to making sake using only local ingredients. Yam... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Rihaku "Dreamy Clouds" Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori Sake (Unfiltered) (720ml)

Gohyakumangoku rice milled to 59%, this unfiltered sake still has the lees in it, which gives it a cloudy appearance and a bit sweeter taste than a more modern filtered sake. Made by Rihaku Shuzo in the Shimane Prefecture, it is rich, creamy and quite long at the end. 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Tensei Kanagawa "Song of the Sea" Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

This sake is made with yeast that is obtained directly from the brewer that discovered it, rather than through the usual distribution channels. Yeast #9 makes the sake a bit more lively and intense. Song of the Sea is an ode to the brewery’s seaside location in Kanagawa. Fun fact: The Great Wave of Kanagawa, the most recognized work of Japanese woodblock art in the world, was created in this prefecture. This junmai ginjo displays supreme balance between aromas and flavors. A medley of apple, banana, and melon lead the aromas and carry through on the pala... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Chiyonosono Shuzo "Shared Promise" Junmai Sake (720ml)

Until this sake came along in the 1960’s, all sake had distilled alcohol added to it due to rice shortages and war rationing. After the war, Chiyonosono crafted the first junmai sake (brewed without distilled alcohol nor additives of any kind) and celebrated by sharing it from a large, red lacquered sake cup called a Shuhai. The brewers made a promise to one another to keep up their efforts each year to make high-quality sake from rice alone. Delicate and soft, with a hint of sweetness coddled in layers of umami. Subtle floral notes and orange citrus, wi... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Kanbara "Bride of the Fox" Junmai Ginjo Sake (720ml)

Polished to 50 percent, this Junmai Ginjo is made by Kaetsu Shuzo, who uses rice grown on the high plains and pure mountain water of the Niigata Prefecture to brew superior sake, both rich in aroma and clean in taste. Intense aromas of grilled nuts, pistachio, and a hint of warm liquid cocoa. In the mouth, the flavors follow through with nuts and melon as it heads for a crisp finish, and then just a hint of lingering sweetness. It is at once savory and sweet, and has enough power to make it a great match with a wide variety of food pairings. A truly dist... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Kikusui Junmai Ginjo Sake (300ml)

Junmai Ginjo is the second-highest grade of sake, the rice-based alcoholic beverage that has become a strong symbol of Japanese culture. To qualify for this prestigious title a sake must be made with rice polished (to remove bran and improve taste) to below 60 percent of its original weight, and must not be fortified with distilled alcohol. Producer Note: "This is a light and comfortably dry premium Sake with the aroma of fresh cantaloupe and banana followed by medium body bringing refreshing Mandarin orange like overtones. With just the right amount of... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $10.99 Add To Cart

Tedorigawa "Iki Na Onna" Lady Luck Daiginjo Sake 720ml Back In Stock!
Tedorigawa "Iki Na Onna" Lady Luck Daiginjo Sake 720ml

This sake was made specially for the organization of Women Sake sellers in Japan by Yoshida Brewery. Its name can be translated as Lady Luck, Lucky Lady, or Frisky Lady. The importer describes it as: "Trim and saucy, with a caress of wild honey." Our notes: The rich and impressive mid-palate on this sake is followed by a long finish. As 60% of the rice grain has been polished away, only the pure starch kernel of the Miyamanishiki rice is left for the brewing. This is really a very lovely sake, with nice finish, a bit of spice and gentle acidity at... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Yuho Ishikawa "Eternal Embers" Junmai Sake 720ml

We often tell people to drink that bottle of sake up quickly like a white wine. Such a delicate liquid must go bad quickly after exposure to that monster of a molecule, O2, right? Turns out, we've all been making a terrible mistake...at least some of the time. While it's true that many sake will go flat sitting in the fridge after a week, a select few will continue to open and blossom for weeks or even months. We know that sake can age in the bottle, but the Yuho is something completely different. This stuff is made like no other sake in Japan. This exci... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Takatenjin "Soul of the Sensei" Junmai Daiginjo (720ml)

Takantenjin Soul of the Sensei is a special Junmai Daiginjo brewed in memory of former Takatenjin Master Toji Shokichi Hase. Toji Hase worked tirelessly at the same brewery for over 40 years--which in itself is surely an achievement worth honoring. He was also one of the four famous toji known as the "Four Guardians of Heaven” of the prestigious Noto Toji Guild. (Toji guilds are small groups of notable tojis whose main objectives are to educate and train successors, to refine skills, and to uphold and improve the reputation of the sake from their region.... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Shochikubai Nigori Sake 375ml

With a long history of quality sake production, Takara Sake USA offers its ever-popular Shiochikubai Nigori Sake. From the producer: "Takara has been a leading producer of Sake in Japan for more than 150 years. Takara Sake USA, established in Berkeley in 1982, has taken pure snow melt from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and superior rice from the fertile Sacramento Valley. To that, they applied traditional sake-making craft and modern technology to produce a Sake worthy of the Takara mark. 'Sho Chiku Bai' is Takara's main brand of Sake in Berkeley as well a... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Fukucho "Moon on the Water" Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very pale, green-tinged color. Fruity, vibrant aromas of lime, fennel and minerals, with a hint of white pepper; this one is also rather Chablis-like. Rich and soft in the mouth, conveying lovely fullness without weight. Just a bit aggressive and warm on the finish. This needs to be served with food. The water in the Hiroshima prefecture is known for being very soft. Made by one of the very small number of female brewers in Japan. (2007)" Wine Spectator: "*Very Good* Shows flavors of peppered greens, with apple and clove notes. Subtle." (5/2013) K&L Notes: Yamada Nishiki and Hatta Nis... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Wakatake Onikoroshi "Demon Slayer" Junmai Ginjo Sake (720ml)

The mineral aspects of this wonderfully crisp sake are the main focus, but there's a bit of fruit as well to round out the back end. It's just a polished, strikingly elegant sake that should pair with just about anything. 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Rihaku "Wandering Poet" Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

Yamada Nishiki rice milled to 55%, this sake is brewed carefully and slowly at low temperatures using traditional brewing techniques and characterized by a well-rounded flavor with a solidness to the flavor and fragrance, and a clean finish. 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Kuro Kabuto Junmai Daiginjo Sake 720ml

Importer notes: "You notice immediately the darker color due to the Black Koji Kin they use to make Kojimai. Musky and Rich flavor. Very Yeasty with a good amount of floral aroma signifying a Daiginjo. Strong attack, Strong body and a solid finish. Strong presence of tart green apples and pears. A very unique sake." 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Shichi Hon Yari Junmai Nama (720ml)

With 16 generations of history, Tomita Brewery brews using old-school and traditional methods. They use locally grown indigenous Tamazakae rice polished to 60%, and are blessed with natural spring water from the nearby Ibuki mountains, which is perfect for brewing. Every step of the process is done by hand by 1 toji and 3 kurabito, or brewery workers. This namazake, or unpasteurized sake, is a seasonal sake only available in the winter immediately after fermentation completes. The sake is layered with abundant flavors and aromas. Fresh, bright and dry, i... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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Fukucho "Forgotten Fortune" Junmai Sake 720ml

Fukucho is the only brewery to use Hattanso, a once abandoned rice. Toji Miho Imada painstakingly revived the rice by first growing it herself in order to learn how to brew it. She passed along her knowledge to farmers that now grow it for the brewery. After years of experimenting, Miho discovered that milling the rice much less than most junmai-shu results in the best balance and complexity, and also allows the full flavor of the rice to be expressed in all its haughty boldness. Full flavor, earthy touches and great texture with a long, persistent finis... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Narutotai Ginjo Nama Genshu Sake 720ml

A slightly fortified, unpasteurized, undiluted cask strength sake that provides full, rich flavor. 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Miyasaka "Last Ride Home" Yamahai 50 Nama Sake (720ml)

This unpasteurized sake from the famous Masumi brewery is a fan favorite and has aromas of yeast, cherry, citrus, blueberry and cantaloupe. Raw and chewy, this zesty brew has its own unique style that has shades of semi-sour and tangy qualities. In a word, it is brash with an attitude that appeals to those who like different sake adventures. Look for hints of limoncello, green apple, grapefruit, and sweet rice flavors. A one of a kind Sake! 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Shichi Hon Yari "Seven Spearsmen" Daiginjo Junmai Shizuku (500ml)

Founded in the 1540's in the small town of Kinomoto in Shiga Prefecture, Tomita Brewery is one of the oldest and smallest breweries in Japan. Seven Spearsman pays tribute to the victorious battle of Shizugatake in Kinomoto in 1583, which boosted their leader, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, to soon secure dominance over all of Japan. Starting in the Edo period, the sake from Tomita brewery was aptly named "sake of victory" after the town's great warriors. Yasunobu Tomita, the 15th generation of the family, is committed to making sake using only local ingredients. 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

Chikurin "Karoyaka" Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

Made with Home-grown Yamada Nishiki rice, the Chikurin "Karoyaka" is a lighter sake with gentle flavors. It shows floral and herbal aromatics, followed by hints of champagne and cherries on the palate. It complements oysters, sushi, sashimi, salads and other light foods. Brewed by the Marumoto Brewery founded in 1867 at the base of the Chikurin-ji Mountains, in Okayama-ken, one of Japan’s most prized agricultural regions. The Brewery was originally called Shimizu-ya, literally meaning "spring water store" because it was built in the site of a great water... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $36.99 Add To Cart

Dewazakura "Yukimanman" Daiginjo 720ml Back In Stock!
Dewazakura "Yukimanman" Daiginjo 720ml

The incredible Dewazakura brewery is one of Yamagata prefecture's finest and most inventive brewers. This is their top of the line offering featuring 35% polish and +3 on the Sake Meter. Acidity registers at 1.2. After a long slow fermentation this special Sake is aged for 5 years before bottling. The result is an ultra rich, dense body, yet without oxidized flavors or funkiness at all. Exotic floral and fruit notes explode from the glass along with the wonderful deep texture. The power and complexity means that this wonderful sake can be enjoyed with so... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Nanbu Bijin "Southern Beauty" Junmai Ginjo Sake (720ml)

With 50% of the rice polished away, the creamier elements of the grain are allowed to shine in the "Southern Beauty". Rounder on the palate, with hints of white pepper of the finish, this is like a fuller-bodied Chardonnay. 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Rock Sake "Cloud" Unfiltered Nigori Sake 750ml

Special Order Only! Will take 3-7 business days to receive this product before it can be shipped. The much awarded domestically produced Junmai Daiginjo uses Oregon rice and traditional techniques to create the finest sake offerings the US has to offer. The Nigori has received high marks from professional blind tastings and regularly beats the Japanese offerings. 


Inventory: Redwood City

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Rock Sake "Cloud" Unfiltered Nigori Sake 375ml

Special Order Only! Will take 3-7 business days to receive this product before it can be shipped. The much awarded domestically produced Junmai Daiginjo uses Oregon rice and traditional techniques to create the finest sake offerings the US has to offer. The Nigori has received high marks from professional blind tastings and regularly beats the Japanese offerings. 


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Dewazakura "Mountain Cherry" Daiginjo 720ml

Dewazakura was the first to introduce the ginjo style of sake designed to be drunk cold, almost 30 years ago. The rice varietal here is Yamadanishiki polished to 40%. The acidity level is 1.2 and rates a +6.0 on the Sake Meter. We recommend keeping it refrigerated for freshness. Ultra clean, yet building aromatic layers with subtle stone fruit and hints of yellow flowers. This has great complexity, with a long and lovely finish, a medium to rich mid-palate and very fine finish. 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

Ichinokura Taru Cedar Barrel Junmai Sake 720ml

A throwback sake, showing off the classic style when all sake was aged in cedar casks. 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Rock Sake Junmai Daiginjo Sake 750ml

Special Order Only! Will take 3-7 business days to receive this product before it can be shipped. The much awarded domestically produced Junmai Daiginjo uses Oregon rice and traditional techniques to create the finest sake offerings the US has to offer. 


Inventory: Redwood City Special Order

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Rock Sake Junmai Daiginjo Sake 375ml

Special Order Only! Will take 3-7 business days to receive this product before it can be shipped. The much awarded domestically produced Junmai Daiginjo uses Oregon rice and traditional techniques to create the finest sake offerings the US has to offer. 


Inventory: Special Order

Price: $19.99 Add To Cart