Takahiro Nagayama "Noble Arrow"
Brewmaster Taka-san loves Burgundy, particularly Chablis. He spent years making wine in Burgundy, working with organic winemaker Phillipe Pacalet before taki...
Brewmaster Taka-san loves Burgundy, particularly Chablis. He spent years making wine in Burgundy, working with organic winemaker Phillipe Pacalet before taking over the family sake brewing business as the 4th generation brewmaster. Since then, he's sought to bring some of the thinking and values behind some of the worlds most outstanding wines into the world of sake. Taka-san is particularly interested in the French concept of "terroir" that has taken hold in the wine world, and vaguely means that wine possessing terroir is able to communicate to the drinker some intangible but unmistakable aspects of the place it was grown. (This hasn't really been a thing in Sake World.)
Taka-san's "Noble Arrow" project is aimed at defining what "terroir" can mean for sake. The brewery has taken on an estate-model, and grows their own rice, mostly organically, without the use of chemical pesticides. Further, the rice they grow is planted specifically in limestone rich soils. Even further, they source water from a specific nearby spring that emerges from limestone cliffs. Taka-san's even gone so far as to emulate Wine World by putting his name on the sake. (This just isn't done in Sake World.)
The resulting sake? A creamy and mineral palate is balanced by lean and precise acidity. Sweet lime, melon and fresh herbs notes carry through in the aromatics. The astringency and bitterness is light and pleasant. The sake overall is dry, light, and fresh, and easily suited to pairing with shellfish (Hello, Chablis. Yes, Taka-san says hi.)
Drink Taka's Noble Arrow either chilled or room temp.
The sake is made from Yamada Nishiki and Hattan Nishiki rice milled to 60%. Alcohol is at 15.5%.
For a map of our delivery area and list of deliverable zip codes, please see our FAQ.
Local delivery is free on orders over $75, otherwise we charge a $10 delivery fee.
Delivery times are available Tuesday-Sunday, from 11am to 7pm.
Enter your zip code and select "Local Delivery" at checkout.
Please keep in mind that for orders containing alcohol, we may need to see the ID of the person who ordered to verify that you're 21+.
Free scheduled pickups are available from the Fulamingo Kitchen, as well as from our friends at Cargo or Colibri!
Just select "Store Pickup" at checkout, and choose your pickup location. Then, choose a pickup date and time.
Cargo, 81 SE Yamhill St.
Open for pickups 11am-5pm, Friday-Saturday. 1pm-5pm on Sunday.
Colibri Flowers and Plants, 1454 NE Prescott St.
Open for pickups from Noon-6pm, Wednesday-Saturday, and 1pm-5pm on Sundays.
Fulamingo Kitchen, 2256 N. Albina St. (Look for our banner outside the Gotham Building, and call or text when you arrive. We'll bring out your order.)
Pickups from 10:30am-1:30pm, Wednesday-Sunday.
Rescheduling: If you feel you might be late or need to reschedule your pickup, please let us know by 10am of your scheduled date, and we will be happy to set up a new time for you! Otherwise, we ask that you please be on time for your scheduled pickup. For food quality and safety reasons, we may have to dispose of any prepared foods if you are more than two hours late for your pickup and will not be able to offer a refund.
Picking up from Cargo/Colibri: Just show up at your pickup spot with your ID, on your pickup date/time and let them know you are there for your Fulamingo order. Show your ID to a staff member and they will get hand off your pickup to you. Also, while you're at any of our friends' stores, please feel free to shop!
Fulamingo ships most of our stuff! Unfortunately we can't yet ship alcohol, perishables, or prepared foods.
Select Shipping at checkout!