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"Mount Hermon Red exhibits fruit notes of berries and cherries, along with nuances of Mediterranean herbs, chocolate and orange zest. This medium-bodied red blend is vibrant and flavorful, making it a great everyday drinking wine. Ready to enjoy upon release, Mount Hermon Red will remain in excellent drinking condition for some three years from vintage. Give this versatile wine a go with grilled lamb chops, hearty vegetarian moussaka, or a plate of assorted cheeses." —winemaker
Blend: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
The Mount Hermon White from Golan Heights Winery is a fruit-driven, uncomplicated and easy-drinking white wine cuvée from the wine-growing region of Golan / Galilee. This cuvée is vinified from the grape varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat and Viognier.
In the glass, this wine appears a brilliant golden yellow. The nose reveals fresh aromas of sun-ripened lime, complemented by exotic fruits - especially melon stands out. The fruit aromas are perfectly underlined by delicate floral notes. On the palate, this white wine convinces with its lively and vital structure and medium body. The acidity is very well integrated and gives this wine its wonderful freshness.
Founded in 1903, the Saiya Brewery is one of the most award-winning breweries at the Japanese National Sake Competition. Located in the snowy region of Akita, in the past fifteen years of the competition, the brewery has won an astonishing ten gold medals. Mr. Takahashi, their brewmaster, has been recognized by the Emperor of Japan as a cherished craftsman.
This junmai ginjo is a favorite with new and seasoned sake drinkers alike. Featuring the proprietary yeast developed by Takahashi Toji, this sake is creamy, layered, aromatic and finished with a dry spiciness. An incredible sake to enjoy on its own as an introduction to the house style of Saiya Brewery.
Chosetsu is the prestige junmai daiginjo from Yuki No Bosha. At the Akita Prefecture Sake Competition, it has been awarded every year since 1989. It has won a mark of Excellence at the regional Tohoku Sake Awards 19 times since 1991. Mr. Toichi Takahashi is the brew master of Yuki No Bosha and has been instrumental in the local sake industry of Akita. He currently sits as an advisor on the Sannai Toji Guild of Akita where he helps to elevate sake making skills and educate younger generations of brewers.