New Store Arrivals: Late Spring Nama Collection
They're back!!!! The next wave of Spring Namas are locked and loaded in the fridge! Come on in a taste the brightness of spring in a bottle. This year the flight dropped Kaika and added Urakasumi. In a word these brews are all drinking excellent. If you like it dry take a crack at the Otokoyama. If you like it smooth and easy then the Dewanoyuki is your call. If you like it large and vibrant then saddle- up the Gokyo. And if you like it layered and rich then give the Urakasumi a go!
- Otokoyama Yukishibare
From Hokkaido Prefecture. Tokubetsu Junmai Nama.
SMV: +4 Acidity: 1.4
This unpasteurized seasonal sake has a unique nose filled with kiwi, peach and fresh cut grass aromas. Think light bright and dry - a Nama that speaks to those who like clean and compact brews with subtle fruit elements of green apple and white grapes. The balanced delivery is dry and so to is the quick finish. More Granny Smith qualities come out in a smaller vessel.
WINE: Crisp Reds/Dry whites
BEER: Tight ales
FOODS: Very clean cuisines.
- Dewanoyuki Hibirakujitsu
From Yamagata Prefecture. Tokubetsu Junmai Nama.
SMV: -1.5 Acidity: 1.8
The nose on this unpasteurized seasonal sake is filled with honey, peach, mineral, and a hint of rose hip aromas. Wow - talk about a velvety smooth Nama sake! Round, fat and chewy this brew is loaded with sweet sugary flavors with a tickle of dark chocolate finish. The elevated acidity brings out more richness than sweetness. Big, soft and well-balanced this sake drinks like a hug in your mouth. A bigger vessel brings forth more sugary elements.
WINE: Deep Pinot Noir/ Fat whites
BEER: Creamy Ales
FOODS: Grilled fare, tofu, avocado salads, creamy cheeses.
- Gokyo Arabashiri
From Yamaguchi Prefecture. Junmai Nama Genshu.
SMV: +3.5 Acidity: 1.7
This fresh seasonally released unpasteurized sake has a fragrant nose with apple, vanilla, sweet rice aromas. Gokyo is back and as vast as ever - deep flavors ride a massive fluid that carries a complexity founded on the strong legs of umami. Behold a gripping brew that is a marathon of layered flavors such as grapes, sweet apples, minerals, and cooked cherries. Chewy, ripe, and expansive this is a full-bodied drinking experience.
WINE: Huge reds/ Massive whites
FOODS: Kitchen sink - throw anything at this sake!
- Urakasumi Shiboritate
From Miyagi Prefecture. Nama Tokubetsu Junmai.
SMV: + 0.5 Acidity: 1.5
This nama is new to the US and has a nose filled with mineral, berry, pear and balsa wood tones. Behold a very drinkable and expressive unpasteurized brew from a brewery that specializes in balance. Smooth and velvety with lots of deep rich fruit elements offset with creamy and savory hints. Round and solid with a complexity that speaks to the seekers and whispers to the newly initiated. Smaller vessels bring forth more sweetness and larger glasses announce the longer tail. A great richness for a nama!
WINE: Deep Soft Reds/White Burgundy
BEER: Creamy Belgians
FOODS: Think rich and savory dishes with lots of attitude.