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Sawtelle Sake Junmai Ginjo Nama "Clear Skies"

Junmai Ginjo Nama
The nose on this perfectly packaged unpasteurized sake is a great collection of powdered sugar, lemon, mineral, apple, and pear aromas. Say hello to ameriCAN sake that is made with the Californian grown Yamadanishiki brewing rice that some say is the king of all brewing rice. So, basically this is two sake in one! Huh? Yes, it literally is two amazing chapters in the same glorious rice and water book. Chapter 1 is a can sake that you crack open and taste living and lovely semi-sweet, lush, chewy, viscous, bright flavors such as apple, lemon, peach, sweet stone fruit, strawberry and rock candy tones that drink expressive, fun, and is the perfect picnic, camping and ball game sake. Chapter 2 is pouring this excellent Junmai Ginjo sake into a wine glass that shows the depth and complexity of this premium sake that is round, full-bodied, with a little astringency (Shibumi). When in the glass the flavors such as pear, peach, apple, tangerine, and mango round out and drink more Ginjo-like. The can keeps the sake colder longer and makes for better food pairings like street fare, which is cool because this brew was named after a thriving Japanese American district in Los Angeles, California. WORD: ameriCAN WINE: Lively Reds/Fat Whites BEER: Fruity Ales FOODS: Picnic, pub, camping, and ballpark fare.
Los Angeles, California