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Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo Sake (720ml) Back In Stock!
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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Eiko Fuji Ban Ryu "Ten Thousands Ways" Honjozo Sake 720ml Back In Stock!
Eiko Fuji Ban Ryu "Ten Thousands Ways" 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

Price: $18.99 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 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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Wakatake Onikoroshi "Demon Slayer" Junmai Daiginjo Sake (720 ml)

Fresh, fruity, clean, and delicious! This is the Demon Slayer style so ultra dry sugar levels, but it remains absolutely balanced and without a sharp bite. While this wonderful dry style does wonderfully served cold, you can absolutely serve it at room temperature to exhibit more intense aromatics. An absolute joy to drink and easily at the top of my list for recommending to both sake experts and newcomers alike. 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $43.99 Add To Cart

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

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Masumi Arabashiri "First Run" Junmai Ginjo Nama Sake 720ml

Masumi is another Nagano brewery committed to producing the absolute finest possible Sake. The fabulous limited release Arabashiri is the freshest expression of Sake possible. The spring has finally sprung and we're lucky to get a small amount of this ultra-fresh unpasteurized sake, which should be consumed as soon as possible while the flavors are vibrant and bold. The rice here are Hitogokochi and Miyamanishiki polished to 55% and the bold flavors are match perfectly by the finesse and freshness of this special sake. Please be sure to keep this one chi... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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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

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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

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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

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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 t... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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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: Hollywood Redwood City

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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: 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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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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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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Jokigen Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

The famed Yamagata prefecture is renowned for producing Japan's most sought-after Sake. Lovely stone fruit notes with minerality and well balanced acidity. 


Inventory: San Francisco

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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: Hollywood

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Dassai Junmai Daiginjo Nigori Sake (300ml)

Possibly the sexiest Nigori we have ever tasted. You don't usually see Nigori at a Ginjo level! This is sleek and delightfully light. There is a touch of carbonation which helps lift the sweetness of the rice. Great fruity notes and a very clean style for a creamy sake. (Keith Mabry, K&L Hollywood) 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

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

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Dewazakura Yukimanman "Snow Country" Daiginjo Sake 720ml Back In Stock!
Dewazakura Yukimanman "Snow Country" Daiginjo Sake 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

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Shichi Hon Yari "The Seven Spearsmen" Junmai Nama Genshu Sake (720ml)

Needless to say they will not last. (Nama sakes are unpasturized and need to be refrigerated. They are meant to be consumed as early as possible.) With 16 generations of history, Tomita Brewery brews using old-school, 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 is a seasonal sake only available in the winter immediate... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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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: Redwood City San Francisco

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Dewazakura Omachi "Jewel Brocade" Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

The exceptional Omachi from the renowned Dewazakura brewery is one of the most approachable and complex sake in the store. Not one of these restrained barely there Daiginjo, but yet with tons of freshness. Omachi heirloom rice produces a Ginjo of great expressiveness and intensity without masking the elegance of the style at all. Big notes of lemon peel, floral honey, sweet tropical fruits, but on the palate no obvious sweetness. Instead a great richness and depth juicy fruit, warm sushi rice, green teas and more honey. This round expressive offering is ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Kuro Kabuto "Samurai Warrior's Black Armor Helmet" 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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Yuki No Bosha "Limited Release" Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

This junmai daiginjo is light and soft with notes of peaches and strawberries. It is best served chilled and complements sushi and sashimi, as well as grilled meat or fish. Junmai ginjos tend to be light and fruity. They are made with rice that has been refined to 60% or less of its original size. This junmai ginjo is made with rice that has been refined to 50%. 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Dewazakura "Mountain Cherry" Daiginjo Sake 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

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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Koshi No Kanbai Sai "Blue River" Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

Koshi No Kanbai is widely ranked among the most elite of all Sake brewery. From the distinctive Niigata region known for purity and crispness, Koshi NO Kanbai has become one of the most saught-after and rarified in the already limited production region. This special blend, which took the brewery nearly 40 years to perfect, is one of their most limited releases. The two varietals, 500 Mangoku and Yamadanishiki, are polished to 55% before a meticulous and brewing process. The result is an ultra clean and elegant Niigata style Ginjo, but with an wonderful i... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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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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Masumi Okuden Kanzukuri "Mirror of Truth" Junmai Sake 300ml

The legendary Masumi Brewery in Nagano is widely considered one of the finest Sake operations in Japan. Founded in 1662 in the town of Suwa, the brewery committed to perfection and extreme attention to detail without giving up tradition. Their famous President Masaru Miyasaka and his prodigy brew master Chisato Kubota became famous for traveling across Japan like Buddhist monks in search of knowledge and truth in Sake production. Indeed, Kubota is responsible for discovering a new and highly prized yeast strain in 1946, forever cementing Masumi Brewery's... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Ama No To "Heaven's Door" Tokubetsu Junmai Sake 720ml

"Go local" is the motto of this Akita-based brewery. All the sake brewing resources and staff are from Akita, which is not so usual as breweries often source the rice and even labor from other prefectures. Ginnosei rice is grown within sight of the brewery. With sweet rice aromas surrounded with floral fresh herb spiciness, this slightly dry, medium-bodied sake has mouthwatering apple flavors with an agreeable earthiness on the mid-palate. Clean and focused on the finish that accentuates its rice-like qualities. 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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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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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. 


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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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Sohomare "Tuxedo" Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo Sake (720ml) New!
Sohomare "Tuxedo" Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo Sake (720ml)

The Sohomare Brewery was established in 1872 by the Kono Family in the Tochigi region. For five generations the Kono family has devoted themselves to producing sake of great character and balance using only top quality Yamada-nishiki rice. The brewery utilizes only the traditional Kimoto style for the production of their exceptional sake. This method where by the koji, yeast, and rice mixed rhythmically over many hours takes up to fifteen days and is extremely labor intensive. The practical reason for the extra work is to increase the level of lactic aci... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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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. 


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Tamagawa "Red Label" Heirloom Yamahai Genshu Sake (720ml) New!
Tamagawa "Red Label" Heirloom Yamahai Genshu Sake (720ml)

Tamagawa Sake has built a reputation for producing ultra high quality sake of great distinction. The brewery, called Kinoshita, was established in 1842 and is the only Japanese sake brewery under the direction of a non-japanese toji, the illustrious Philip Harper. The house style prioritizes intensity of flavor and wonderful over elegance, but retains exquisite balance nonetheless. The spectacular "Red Label" Yamahai is fermented with ambient yeast unique to the Kinoshita Brewery and is never filtered or diluted. One of the most robust and full flavored ... Read More » 


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