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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Weingut Keller 2013 von der Fels Riesling (Rheinhessen)

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Keller’s Grosses Gewächs offerings are hard to come by, even in Germany, but the von der Fels offers GG quality fruit at a markedly gentle price. Orchestral in complexity, it’s dry, yet plump with stone fruit and a cashew-nut richness. Taut with acidity, it maintains a dancing, shimmering vitality throughout. It’s stunning already, but sure to gain power and…

 — A.I.  (4/1/2015)
94
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Dr. Hermann 2012 Erdener Prälat Goldkap Beerenauslese Riesling (Mosel)

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  1. $350

Exuberant floral tones persist from nose to finish in this luminously sweet Riesling. It’s feather light on the palate, yet pineapple and mango flavors are unctuous and concentrated. A spray of tangerine acidity extends the finish endlessly.

 — A.I.  (4/1/2015)
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Joh. Jos. Prüm 2012 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling (Mosel)

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  1. $51

Pristine apple, pear and peach are marked with hints of nuts and crushed stones in this sprightly yet deeply complex auslese. It’s lacy and sheer on the palate, yet lime and lemon tones are bracing. Hold till 2020 to allow the subtleties to intensify.

 — A.I.  (4/1/2015)
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Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 2012 Graach Josephshöfer Trocken GG Riesling (Mosel)

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While dry and delicate in body, this intense, penetrating Riesling is lush with sun-drenched peaches. A steely, mineral tone lends gravitas to the midpalate, finishing lean, elegant and bright. Enjoy now for its exuberant youth, but store some away to enjoy as its minerality intensifies from 2020 on.

 — A.I.  (4/1/2015)
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Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 2012 Scharzhofberger Auslese #4 Riesling (Mosel)

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  1. $98

While the nose is demure, the palate on this dainty auslese bursts of sweet yellow peaches and cherries. Luscious and clingy, it’s irresistibly juicy, yet remarkably mineral and structured, with a nervous tension throughout. It’s delicious now, yet should gain even more mineral complexity from 2020 and on.

 — A.I.  (4/1/2015)
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Robert Weil 2012 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Beerenauslese Riesling (Rheingau)

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  1. $365

A sweet trail of orange marmalade percolates through this succulently sweet wine. On the midpalate, savory tones of smoke, nuts and bruised apple add shades of complexity, but the finish is pure and pristine, a shower of lemon and honey that goes on endlessly.

 — A.I.  (4/1/2015)
93
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Fritz Haag 2013 Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Trocken GG Riesling (Mosel)

  1. $56

Wisps of smoke and crushed rock imbue this dry, broadly textured wine. Lemon and lime acidity strike the midpalate like a laser before melting into the mineral-rich sheen that extends the finish. It’s remarkably bold for a Mosel Riesling, yet never loses it’s elegant appeal.

 — A.I.  (4/1/2015)
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Robert Weil 2013 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Spätlese Riesling (Rheingau)

  1. $92

In line with the cool vintage, lemon-lime acidity cuts a sharp edge through this polished, pristine spätlese. Sunny white peach and honey shine on the midpalate, lending subtle sweetness and warmth to the dancing finish.

 — A.I.  (4/1/2015)
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