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  • Rusty Gaffney (Pinotfile) 11/19 Rusty reviews the 2014 vintage and gives 90-91 points scores to Karen’s Pommard and Kill Hill Pinot Noirs. The Cinq E’lus receives 92-93 points: http://ow.ly/nqnT306r8sw
  • Catherine Fallis (Planet Grape) 11/3 The “Grape Goddess” deemed the 2014 Cinq Elus worthy and awarded a 90 Point score for this special wine: http://ow.ly/sh8J305Wnwb

  • Anatoli Levine (Talk-A-Vino) 10/8 Anatoli interviews Steve and provides history on the struggles of starting a winery and Steve’s background and views of the wine business: http://ow.ly/ogtv304ZuAj
  • Lyn Archer (Hedonistic Taster) 9/16 Lyn reviews the 2014 Lenne’ Estate Pinot Noir http://ow.ly/MWs4304Rrql and the 2014 Jill’s 115 Pinot Noir http://ow.ly/kH1o304RrGR
  • Viki Eierdam (Columbian News) 8/19 Viki & Dan visit, tour and tell the story of Steve & Karen Lutz, their vineyard struggles and backgrounds: https://t.co/OWUFnRKJ4x
  • Linfield College (Oregon Wine History Archives) 6/30 Visits, interviews and records the oral history of Lenne’ Estate with Steve & Karen Lutz: http://ow.ly/XvMc30296uT

  • Erin Lynch (Platings and Pairing) 6/22 Erin and her crew, including photographer Deann Orr visit, tour, taste at Lenne’ Estate: http://www.platingsandpairings.com/lenne-estate-wine-tasting-winewednesday/

  • Oregon Wine Press June 2016 OWP quotes Steve on the Editor’s page. “What is your opinion of Scores?” Steve states that scores are less useful today based on improvement in overall quality of wine
  • David White (Terroirist Wine Blog) 5/27 Washington, DC The Terroirist interviews Steve about his past, his history with wine and opinions about the wine business: t.co/q2mDIxeHfg

  • Oregon Wine Press May 2016 OWP quotes Steve on the Editor’s page. “Sonoma Coast” is where Steve would open a winery to make Pinot Noir in another region of the world.
  • Fredric Koeppel (Bigger Than Your Head) 4/2 Reviews the 2012 Lenne’ Estate and Kill Hill Pinot Noirs. Both are rated “Excellent” with a long shelf life: http://ow.ly/W9zo3007pkK

  •  Rusty Gaffney (Prince of Pinot) 3/12 Rusty reviews the full set of Lenne’ Estate 2013 Pinot Noirs, which mostly received 91-93 point scores: http://ow.ly/Zp4Ow

  • Barb Randall (Pamplin Publications) 2/11 Barb reviews the world of Steve Lutz, Lenne’ Estate and World Peace for Lake Oswego Review: http://pamplinmedia.com/lor/292715

  • Allen Meadows (Burghound) Q1 2016 2012 Pinot Noir – Jill’s 115: (Yamhill-Carlton, 150 cases, SRP $55, 14.1%). There is plenty of briar character to the nicely fresh and slightly earthy mix of both red and dark currant scents. The rich, supple and relatively forward medium-bodied flavors possess solid mid-palate density before terminating in a dusty, serious and firm finale where a touch of warmth is also in evidence. I like the intensity of this robust and highly persistent effort and this is definitely going to require a few years of bottle age before it’s ready for prime time. 90/2022+
  • Jana Seitzer (Merlot Mommy) 1/20 Reviews the ‘12 Lenne’ Estate Pinot Noir. “The depth of this wine was fantastic. It’s one of the favorites I’ve had recently”: merlotmommy.com/2012-lenne-estate-pinot-noir/

  • Wine Spectator January 2016. 2013 Lenez Hill Pinot Noir receives a 90 point rating.
  • Jonathan Cristaldi of NapaValleyWineAcademy visits Lenné. https://napavalleywineacademy.com/oregon-winemaker-eats-dirt/

  • Allen Meadows (Burghound) Q1 2016 2012 Pinot Noir – Jill’s 115: (Yamhill-Carlton, 150 cases, SRP $55, 14.1%). There is plenty of briar character to the nicely fresh and slightly earthy mix of both red and dark currant scents. The rich, supple and relatively forward medium-bodied flavors possess solid mid-palate density before terminating in a dusty, serious and firm finale where a touch of warmth is also in evidence. I like the intensity of this robust and highly persistent effort and this is definitely going to require a few years of bottle age before it’s ready for prime time. 90/2022+
  • Barb Randall (Pamplin Publications) 2/11 Barb reviews the world of Steve Lutz, Lenne’ Estate and World Peace for Lake Oswego Review: http://pamplinmedia.com/lor/292715

  • Jana Seitzer (Merlot Mommy) 1/20 Reviews the ‘12 Lenne’ Estate Pinot Noir. “The depth of this wine was fantastic. It’s one of the favorites I’ve had recently”: http://merlotmommy.com/2012-lenne-estate-pinot-noir/

  • Wine Spectator December 2015. 2013 Yamhill-Carlton Kill Hill Pinot Noir receives a 91 point rating
  •  Terry & Kathy Sullivan (Wine Travel Travelers) 12/15 Terry & Kathy visit, tour and taste with Steve and include their experience at Lenne’ Estate in the Willamette Valley section of the WTT website: http://winetrailtraveler.com/oregon/lenne.php

  • Mike Landucci (Wine Weirdos) 12/4 Mike visits Steve at Lenne’ Estate. Together they video taste the 2012 Kill Hill Pinot Noir for his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-wZDQDvaRc
  • Josh Raynolds (Vinous) 10/22 Lenne’ Estate picks up great scores for its 2012 Pinot Noirs: Lenne’ Estate 92 points; Cinq Eluis 93 points; Eleanor’s 144 92 points and the 2013 Le Nez Point Noir 90 pts.
  • Harvey Steiman (Wine Spectator) 9/30 The 2012 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir scores 93 points; the 2012 Kill Hill Pinot Noir receives a 92 point score, while the 2012 Jill’s 115 receives 92 points. Harvey Steiman notes “Fresh & Vibrant, broad but not heavy, with juicy cherry, cedar and spice flavors on a taut frame, spreading nicely on the finish”. Drink now through 202
  • Wine Spectator July 2015 The Lenne’ Yamhill-Carlton Jill’s 155 Pinot Noir receives a 91 point rating
  • Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition 6/21 The 2012 Lenne’ Estate take a Silver medal in this prestigious tasting: http://t.co/G4oz7kY8h
  • Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) 6/3 Our 2012 Pinot Noirs scored well with Robert Parker: 2012 Karen’s Pommard – 91 points; 2012 Kill Hill – 91points ; and 2012 Jill’s 115 – 90 points
  •  Blog Talk Radio (Minstrel & Muse) 5/22 Radio hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard Jr. interview Steve Lutz for their show on Decanting: http://ow.ly/NluJ
  • Brian Calvert (Northwest Wine Night Radio) 4/6 Brian features Steve and Lenne’ Estate in a brief segment at minute 48 in this weekly 1 hour show: http://www.nwnight.com/nwwn/?p=305
  • Paul Gregutt (Wine Enthusiast) 1/15/15 Paul reviews and scores the 2012 Lenne’ Estate Pinot Noirs: Kill Hill – 92 Points; Karen’s Pommard – 92 Points; Jill’s 115 – 91 Points; Lenne’ Estate – 91 Point
  • Rusty Gaffney (PinotFile) 12/22/14 Rusty includes the 2012 Lenné Estate Karen’s Pommard Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir in his “2014 Pinot Noir All-Stars” lineup, and scores the wine a 94 rating: http://www.princeofpinot.com/article/1609/