Anna Lee Iijima

Contributing Editor

Reviews wines from Germany and New York.

Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010 following a career in corporate law. She holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She also holds a certification in Viticulture and Vinification from the American Sommelier Association and is a Certified Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council. She currently reviews wines from Germany and New York, and writes frequently on saké, food and wine pairing for the magazine.

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August Kesseler 2011 Lorcher Schlossberg Auslese Goldkapsel Riesling (Rheingau)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $154
Spicy saffron and pollen notes add a savory warmth to sweet honey and lemon aromas on this gorgeously complex auslese. It’s gingerly and bright on the palate, with tangerine acidity that highlights flavors of sweet peach preserves and jasmine tea. The finish lingers on and on and on.  — A.I.  (4/1/2014)
94
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Baron Knyphausen 2011 Erbacher Steinmorgen Auslese Gold Cap Riesling (Rheingau)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $133
Dried orange rind and saffron notes lend a spicy, exotic flair to sweet, silky honey and marmalade flavors on this beautifully concentrated Riesling. It’s delicate in frame, yet intensely penetrating on the palate, with streaks of orange acidity and a bristling tea-leaf astringency that adds complexity to the finish.  — A.I.  (4/1/2014)
93
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S.A. Prüm 2007 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Old Vines Dry Riesling (Mosel)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $47
The most recent S.A. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Old Vines library release, the 2007 melds fresh herb and floral aromas with savory tones of spice, saffron and pollen. While dry in style, it’s rich in peach and honey flavors, along with a distinctly creamy, textured palate. It’s a lofty, complex wine, with lush tangerine acidity and delicate spice notes that linger on…  — A.I.  (4/1/2014)
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Baron Knyphausen 2011 Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen Grosse Lage Riesling (Rheingau)

  1. $91
Bold in alcohol, with a dry, intensely textured palate, this Riesling is rich and ripe, with notes of honeysuckle, peach and even a hint of berry. It carries its girth well, with a zippy streak of lemon acidity that cuts through all the ripeness, leading to a long, subtly mineral finish.  — A.I.  (4/1/2014)
93
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Georg Breuer 2011 Berg Schlossberg Auslese Riesling (Rheingau)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $120
Sumptuous on the nose, with sweet aromas of mango and peach preserve, this is an unctuously ripe, rich auslese. It’s creamy on the palate, with intensely penetrating flavors of marmalade and apricot nectar, countered by striking acidity and a long, lingering hint of exotic saffron and spice.  — A.I.  (4/1/2014)
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S.A. Prüm 2006 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Old Vines Dry Riesling (Mosel)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $47
S.A. Prüm’s 2006 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Old Vines is high toned on the nose and palate, with intense orange zest and caramel aromas. While dry in style with a big, textured mouthfeel, it’s juicy and unctuous, with ripe stone-fruit and mango flavors that are still remarkably fresh and bright.  — A.I.  (4/1/2014)
92
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Fritz Haag 2012 Brauneberger Juffer Feinherb Riesling (Mosel)

Dry styles of Riesling often feel dense and expansive, but this beautifully rose-scented wine is elegant and light on its feet, with a bristling minerality. Lean apple and white peach flavors are peppered with delicate spice notes that linger on the finish.  — A.I.  (4/1/2014)
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Baron Knyphausen 2011 Erbacher Michelmark Erste Lage Riesling (Rheingau)

  1. $68
Hints of honey lend warmth to zesty aromas of lemon, lime and tangerine on this dry, steely wine. The palate is delicate, with tart notes of yellow peach and quince, but textured with streaks of mineral. Honed lemon-lime acidity leads a long, bracing finish.  — A.I.  (4/1/2014)
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