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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Anthony Nappa 2012 Dodici Red (North Fork of Long Island)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $35

Wisps of fresh cedar and violet lend complexity to tart red-cherry and cassis notes in this cool, crisp Bordeaux-style red. The palate is concentrated and juicy with red fruit, but squarely structured by zesty acidity and a fine fringe of velvet tannins.

 — A.I.  (11/1/2014)
90
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Anthony Nappa 2013 Sciardonné Chardonnay (North Fork of Long Island)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $20

Sun-ripened apricots and yellow flowers perfume this lush, richly textured Chardonnay. It’s fresh and primary in sunny tangerine and stone fruit flavors, yet deep and penetrating on the palate. It finishes long, with a chalky, briny, mineral tone.

 — A.I.  (11/1/2014)
90
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Red Tail Ridge 2013 RTR Estate Vineyard Riesling (Finger Lakes)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $16

Fresh and citrusy in notes of lime zest and tangerine, this is a juicy, concentrated off-dry Riesling. On the palate, apples and pears are tinged with honey, spice and a bracing lemon-lime acidity. Luscious in mouthfeel yet irresistibly quaffable.

 — A.I.  (11/1/2014)
90
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Anthony Nappa 2013 Reminisce Sauvignon Blanc (North Fork of Long Island)

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  1. $22

Green gooseberry and freshly-cut grass lend elegant perfume to this ripe, full-bodied Sauvignon Blanc. It’s silky in mouthfeel, with opulent Meyer lemon and honeysuckle tones, but balanced with a squeaky-bright acidity that cleanses the mid palate. Finishes with a lingering sheen of oyster-shell minerality.

 — A.I.  (11/1/2014)
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Benmarl 2012 Ridge Road Estate Cabernet Franc (Hudson River Region)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $25

Ripe red-cherry and blossom aromas are accented with char and toast on this aromatic, spirited Cabernet Franc. The palate is brisk, with fresh black-cherry and plum flavors wrapped in fine-grained tannins and a savory herbal edge.

 — A.I.  (11/1/2014)
90
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Wagner 2012 Semi Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes)

  • Best Buy
  1. $15

Dusty mineral and smoke tones add complexity to fresh lemon and lime aromas on this concentrated, powerful off-dry Riesling. It’s lush and silky on the palate, with ripe pineapple and yellow peach flavors. Lime juice acidity jolts the finish.

 — A.I.  (11/1/2014)
90
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Anthony Nappa 2010 Dieci Red (North Fork of Long Island)

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  1. $35

Soothing menthol and green floral notes lend vibe to crisp sour-cherry flavors in this bold, penetrating Bordeaux-style blend. It’s rich and brawny on the palate with juicy, primary cherry and plum flavors, yet streaked with delicate touches of oak and earth.

 — A.I.  (11/1/2014)
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Bedell 2010 Musée Red (North Fork of Long Island)

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  1. $90

Tart red cherries and cassis are flecked with ceder and Graham-cracker crumbs on this lush, velvety red blend. It’s opulent on the palate with warm tones of cassis liqueur marked by cocoa and spice, but balanced with pert acidity. It’s a regal wine that should continue to show well till at least 2018.

 — A.I.  (11/1/2014)
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