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December 2009

New Store Arrivals - The New Jozen version 2.0, Sawa Sawa, One Cups with Class!

Posted by Beau Timken in 2009, December, New Store Arrivals, Newsletter
Shiritaki Jukusei Jozen Mizunogotoshi "Pure Flavor"
From Niigata Prefecture.
Junmai Ginjo.
SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.7
The "Upgrade" on one of the most drinkable sakes in Japan resulted in a more full-bodied version of its former self. With a nose of plums, strawberries, cherries, white raisins, straw and steamed rice this brew, which used to be matured for 6 months now gets aged for a full year to bring out more smoothness and body. Behold a wider, fatter, and more dry sake than its previous incarnation. Round and smooth dried fruit flavors are well balanced with an elevated acidity level creating another great version of a Niigata dry and clean sake that has both body and flavor in a pristine package.
WORD: Smooth
WINE: Pinot Noir/White Burgundy
BEER: Ales
FOODS: Shellfish, sushi, sashimi, grilled fish and chicken.
$32/720ml and $58/1.8L


Sawa Sawa "Sparkling"
From Osaka Prefecture.
Junmai Sparkling Nigori.
SMV: -55 Acidity: 2.3
The nose on this sparkling sake (9% alc.) that was bottle- fermented has a vast array of aromas from tangerine, grapefruit, and Muscat grapes to cream and sweet rice. Sweet, bright and crisp this tingly sake has layers of snappy flavors including grapefruit, honey, and granny smith apple. A champagne flute brings out more sweetness to this light, tight, bright and fun sake that dances across the palate and leaves with a quick a dry finish. Hints of citrus keeps this sparkling sake light in the mouth crisp on the tongue.
WORD: Bright
WINE: Sparkling
BEER: Crisp Ales
FOODS: Champagne fare and cheeses.
$6/250ml


Chiyomusubi "Oyaji Gokuraku"
From Tottori Prefecture.
Junmai Ginjo.
SMV: +5 Acidity: 1.6
With a very mild nose of minerals and sugar cane this classy "One Cup" sake is an example of the new style technique of placing great sake in formerly cheap packages. One Cups used to be considered cheap sake. This is not cheap sake in fact look for a very well balanced brew with hints of powder sugar and cotton candy in a soft and gentle fluid. There are layers of silkiness that speak to those who like it clean and gone. White wine drinkers take note!
WORD: Smooth
WINE: Pinot Noir/White Burgundy
BEER: Creamy Ales
FOODS: Forget about it!
$8/cup/180ml


Chiyomusubi "Kitaro Jungin"
From Tottori Prefecture.
Junmai Ginjo.
SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.4
With a unique nose of steamed rice, grains, and vanilla this classy "One Cup" sake is an example of the new style technique of placing great sake in formerly cheap packages. One Cups used to be considered cheap sake. This is not cheap sake in fact behold a wide and full-bodied brew that has deep recess hints of caramel, maple syrup, and mature fruit elements in an expressive fluid with a tingle tail. Red wine drinkers take note!
WORD: Full Monty
WINE: Zins and Cabs
BEER: Belgian Ales
FOODS: Forget about it!
$8/cup/180ml


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