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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

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

Price: $34.99 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: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
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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

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

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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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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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 San Francisco

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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 Redwood City San Francisco

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Shichi Hon Yari Junmai Namazake Sake (720ml)

Two bottle limit per customer! The 2018 batch of fresh "namazake" or unpasteurized sake from Shichi Hon Yari is here, fresh and fruity after being whisked over the Pacific. Grab yours while they last! 


Inventory: 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

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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Shichi Hon Yari Junmai Sake (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. The sake is layered with abundant flavors and aromas. Fresh, bright and dry, it has notes of ripe tropical fruits, and a luscious smooth texture. 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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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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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 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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JoTo Huchu Watari Bune Ferry Boat "55" Ibaraki Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

Watari Bune is an "heirloom" rice strain, meaning it has never been intercrossed with another varietal. It is also one of the parent strains to Yamada Nishiki, the most celebrated sake rice. Watari Bune had gone out of use for fifty years until this brewery revived it in 1989 with 14 grams of seeds. By 1996, they won a gold medal at Japan's National Sake Competition, and another in 1998. This is deep nutty earthy and complex sake with a balancing tropical pineapple and honeydew melon to balance. One of the best pairings for umami rich foods like pate or ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $42.99 Add To Cart
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Yamada Shoten " Everlasting Roots" Tokubetsu Junmai Sake 900ml

This is truly old school brewery from Gifu prefecture was founded in 1868. They like to say "Nothing has changed from the beginning." One of the smallest breweries in Japan, they're making only a few thousand bottles a year and most of it is sold locally in large format. This is there "small size" - a still hefty 900ml. Without access to modern technology, the entire process is extremely labor intensive and slow. The locally procured rice is milled in house a practice which normally would never happen in a brewery this small. Yamada Shoten use a locally ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Tozai "Snow Maiden" Tokubetso Junmai Nigori Sake 720ml (Unfiltered)

This is a fairly thick and chewy "nigorizake" (cloudy sake), but it is still surprisingly dry. The aromas are bright and fresh and they show a lovely ricey and fruity combination. In the mouth, this sake has solid weight and gives the same flavors of fresh fruit and creamy fresh rice that your nose told you about. The finish has a pleasant astringency and is nicely mellow, beckoning you for another mouthful. You will rarely taste a classier nigori at this price. This maybe the ultimate food-friendly nigori. 


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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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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Konteki "Tears of Dawn" Daiginjo Sake (720ml)

From the importer: "From one of Japan's smallest breweries, this Daiginjo is made with Japan's highest quality rice and local Fushimi mizu, the soft, pure water from Japan's Eastern Mountains. Highly-respected rice farmer Masayasu Tanaka carefully works the naturally fertilized soils of his farm in eastern Tottori prefecture to grow some of Japan's best quality Yamada Nishiki, considered the pinnacle of premium sake rice...The aromas of anise, banana, and a hint of sweet rice are quite complex. These same flavors come rushing through the full-bodied pala... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $38.99 Add To Cart



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

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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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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

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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Konteki "Pearls of Simplicity" Junmai Daiginjo Sake (720ml)

Polished to 50%. From one of Japan’s smallest breweries, this Daiginjo is made with Japan’s highest quality rice and local Fushimi mizu, the soft, pure water from Japan’s Eastern Mountains. Highly respected rice farmer Masayasu Tanaka carefully works the naturally fertilized soils of his farm in eastern Tottori prefecture to grow some of Japan’s best quality Yamada Nishiki, considered the pinnacle of premium sake rice. A bouquet of bright floral aromas is the perfect beginning for this crisp Junmai Daiginjo. Clean flavors of honeydew and lemon dominate b... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $38.99 Add To Cart

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 » 


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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Taka "Noble Arrow" Tokubetsu Junmai Sake 720ml

The ultra well regarded Nagayam Honke Brewery in Yamaguchi prefecture has become one of the hottest brands in Japan. Toji Takashiro Nagayama took over as 4th generation President of the venerated and very traditional brewery in 2001, but Takashiro san isn't satisfied to rest on his laurels. Before taking over as Master Brewer, Takashiro san spent years making and falling in love with the wines of Burgundy. He worked with Philippe Pacalet and has a particular proclivity for Chablis. It is from this esthetic, an ideal of terroir, from which he creates his ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Kizakura "Bushido Way of the Warrior" Ginjo Genshu Sake 180ml

The gorgeous Ginjo Genshu from Kizakura Brewery in Kyoto is brewed from Gohyakumangoku and Gin-Ohmi and polished to 60%. Founded in 1925, Kizakura is committed to the highest quality at every turn. Known for their Yamahai this Ginjo Genshu is a little less serious, but not at all boring. Intended to bring Sake into the everyday drinking category without sacrificing quality or authenticity, expect a vibrant nose of tart red fruit, mellow ripe pear, and subtle floral aromas. The palate is clean crispy, dry and refreshing. Due to the uncut nature of Genshu ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Koshi No Kanbai Kinmuku "Milky Way" Junmai Daiginjo Sake 720ml

Koshi No Kanbai is one of Japan's most sought-after sake brands. The Ishimoto brewery was established in 1907 in the Niigata prefecture, whose lush surroundings and perfect water create the ultimate environment to produce high quality sake. Their fame stems from the breweries unrelenting commitment to quality, resulting in one of the first post-war ginjos to be produced in 1946. This pioneer in dry sake was completely out of the norm at the time. The Ishimoto brewery was among 200 selected for special technical assistance by the National Research Institu... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Shuzo Gunma Izumi Honjozo Sake 720ml New!
Shuzo Gunma Izumi Honjozo Sake 720ml

Polished to 60%. This is a classic, delicious Honjozo with crimini mushroom, almonds and lilac on the nose. The first sip of this sake is full of stone fruit and pure minerality followed by notes of caramel, cocoa and almond and finishes with plenty of umami. Unique to this sake, and something the brewer is now famous for in Japan, is blending sakes that are 1-3 years old, to create this incredible, harmonious sake. 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $23.99 Add To Cart

Inoue Seikichi Sawahime Ginjo Sake720ml New!
Inoue Seikichi Sawahime Ginjo Sake720ml

Polished to 50%. Notes of fresh cucumber, peach, white grape, fuji apple and bamboo in the nose and lovely minerality. Slightly off dry on the palate, medium to medium plus body, suggesting notes of maraschino cherry, melon and kiwi sorbet, and a slight suggestion of chive. This perfectly balanced sake has richness and acidity and has a long finish. 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Matsui Shuzoten Matsuno Kotobuki Ginjo Sake 720ml New!
Matsui Shuzoten Matsuno Kotobuki Ginjo Sake 720ml

Gohyakumangoku rice polished to 55%. This beautifully balanced, Honjozo style sake, is clean and refreshing with a nose reminiscent of pine needles, lychee, wintergreen and dried pear. Slightly off dry on the palate and full of eucalyptus, cucumber and mineral notes, the added alcohol makes for a clean dry finish. 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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Shirataki Uonoma Noujun Junmai Sake 720ml New!
Price: $32.99 Add To Cart