Kokuryu Kozuryu Nine Headed Dragon ($29.99): This sake is light-bodied but full flavored. Notes of pear and apple mingle with a hint of nuttiness. Slightly on the dry side of the scale with fantastic balance and an extremely smooth finish.
Dewazakura Dewasansan Green Ridge Junmai Ginjo ($35.99): With its floral nose and mellow fruity flavor, “Dewasansan” has a wholesome freshness, a green apple tartness and a refreshing finish. Delicious with sashimi and oysters on the half-shell, and pairs perfectly with grilled tuna, sea bass and halibut. Serve chilled.
Masumi Okuden Kantsukuri Mirror of Truth Junmai ($27.99): Kantsukuri Mirror of Truth Junmai comes in at +3 on the dryness scale. It displays aromas of red berries and cantaloupe. The palate is layered and rich showing a fruitiness that is balanced by a smooth, earthy, and dry finish. Enjoy cold, or warm up to enhance the roundness of this sake.
Masumi Arabashiri Sake ($39.99): Masumi Arabashiri is a captivating early spring “first run” namazake (unpasteurized sake) in the words of the importer, “combines the punch of just-pressed sake with the fruity taste and aroma of ginjo labels.” Arabashiri’s exuberant freshness and vivid pear and melon flavors practically explode on the palate.