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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Fritz Haag 2012 Brauneberger Juffer Auslese Goldkapsel Riesling (Mosel)

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Scents of lemon candy and tangerine accent intense flavors of honeysuckle, peach and mango on this deeply penetrating sweet Riesling. Brisk with acidity, it’s delicate and dancing on the palate, but a honeyed richness coats the tongue deliciously. Finishes long with a kiss of saffron and blossoms.  — A.I.  (8/1/2014)
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Fritz Haag 2012 Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel Riesling (Mosel)

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While it’s hard to go wrong with any of Fritz Haag’s gorgeously sunny 2012 auslesen, the goldkapsels truly exemplify the pristine lusciousness of stone fruit and mango. Lemon acidity sings through the midpalate, highlighting nuanced shades of spice, mineral and earth that linger on the finish. Decadent yet impeccably balanced.  — A.I.  (8/1/2014)
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Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 2012 Scharzhofberger GL Spätlese Riesling (Mosel)

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Exuberant in perfume, it conveys heady notes of honey, tangerine and mimosa that linger gorgeously through the palate. It’s delicate in mouthfeel, yet almost shockingly penetrating with sweet peach and citrus flavors accented with punchy lemon acidity. Finishes long with an elegant swathe of green florals.  — A.I.  (8/1/2014)
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Robert Weil 2012 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Spätlese Riesling (Rheingau)

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A complex array of floral tones builds throughout this medium-sweet Riesling. Green notes of iris and lily add refreshment to a backdrop of heady jasmine and orange blossom. The palate is intensely fruity with juicy white peach and apricot flavors accented with a zesty lime acidity that revitalizes. Delicately framed, yet decadent and ebullient.  — A.I.  (8/1/2014)
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Robert Weil 2012 Kiedrich Turmberg Spätlese Riesling (Rheingau)

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Honey and saffron accent pristine peach and floral aromas on this wine from Robert Weil’s historic “tower hill” vineyard. It’s extravagantly ripe with yellow stone-fruit and tangerine flavors, yet dancing on the palate with zesty lime acidity and a shimmering mineral streak that lingers on the finish. Complex and penetrating from start to finish.  — A.I.  (8/1/2014)
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Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier 2012 Scharzhofberger Spätlese Riesling (Mosel)

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Exotically floral and spicy, this delivers an intoxicating blend of exuberance and elegance. While delicately framed, the palate is rich, ripe and juicy, with sweet yellow-cherry and apricot flavors, and a slick of wax and honey. It’s brisk and nervy, yet finishes remarkably long, with a swathe of green herbal tones.  — A.I.  (8/1/2014)
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August Kesseler 2012 Rüdesheim Berg Schlossberg Qualitätswein Grosses Gewächs Trocken Riesling (Rheingau)

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Hints of pine and forest floor lend a cool, alpine feel to elegant white peach and blossom notes in this dry-style Riesling. The palate is ripe, rich and dense with stone fruit flavor, yet balanced with bracing lime acidity and fresh, green herb notes that linger brightly on the finish.  — A.I.  (8/1/2014)
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Domdechant Werner 2012 Hochheimer Domdechaney Spätlese Riesling (Rheingau)

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Green floral notes and juicy, ripe white peaches perfume this complex medium-sweet Riesling. It’s ethereal on the palate but penetrating with stone fruit flavors and a sunny, bright tangerine acidity. Finishes with a lingering slick of wet-stone minerality.  — A.I.  (8/1/2014)
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