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Kinpou Odayaka Junmai Ginjo Sake

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A GREAT Sake

Producer/Winery: Yasuhiko Niida; Niida-Honke Co.; Fukushima, Japan.

Grape Variety: 100% Shizenmai rice.

Geographic Appellation: Fukushima, Japan.

Vintage: NV

Price: $26.10 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Garden salad with sesame oil dressing.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, almost colorless. Strong Bartlett pear aromas. Smooth as silk, tart, dry mouth-feel; lots of pear, fresh cut apple, melon and vegetative flavors that continued all the way through the long finish. Although not acidic from a wine drinkers viewpoint, there was quite a lot of acidity that gave it a fresh snap. Fantastic paired with the sesame oil dressing on the salad, but equally good sipping alone after the dinner. We first it had this with Shrimp Gyoza at a Caviste/Krankies Sake dinner and both the Sake and food pairing knocked our socks off; but sipping it quietly at home with other tastes I think it was equally good. The sesame oil on the salad made the Sake even more rich and complex. It was very refreshing and simply a GREAT Sake we really enjoyed…it provided a whole new wine drinking experience and we strongly recommend it!!!

Working with the rice at the Niida-Honke brewery
Photo from Niida-Honke Company.

Comments: Learn more about the Niida-Honke Company and their Sake wines.

Alcohol Content: 15-16%

Closure: Screw cap.

UPC Code: 4 943274 030136

Imported by: Wine of Japan Import; Pompton Plains, New Jersey.