True Selects - Miwa and Lynette Select Monthly Brews September 2008
"True Selects" represents featured sakes that are selected and championed by Miwa and Lynette - our two resident sake studs. As we can only stock so many different brands of sake - think limited space - this effort is a way to offer sakes that we wouldn't usually carry. They will select by price-point, uniqueness, availability, and other factors that make these selections unusual for the store.
Jokigen Junmai Ginjo from Yamagata Prefecture
This sake has a deep aroma of ripe fruits, like honeydew melon, peach, and banana. The taste offers a great balance of brightness and ripeness with a very gentle texture. The label is minimalist and cool. From Yamagata / SMV: +4 / Acidity: 1.6 / Rice: Oyamanishiki milled to 55% / $29 (720ml)
Harushika Extra Dry Junmai
This sake has a nose of nuts and earth. When slightly chilled it is clean and smooth with a slightly crisp ending and obviously, as the name suggests, it is very dry. This sake would appeal to vodka drinkers and those looking to cool down during these Indian summers. From Nara Prefecture SMV: +12.
Come on in or phone and ask why these brews speak to them and of course why they will speak