From the producer: In 1980, Harry Peterson-Nedry planted the first wine grapes on Ribbon Ridge at his Ridgecrest Vineyards. Two years later, the first commercial vineyard was established with the planting of 54 acres of Pinot noir and Chardonnay. It was Yamhill Valley Vineyards who first used these grapes to make wine in 1985. Other vineyards were soon planted in this relatively small ridge. The appellation became official in 2005. Lia’s Vineyard is the only vineyard we source fruit from that crosses the Marine/Volcanic transition and we intentionally pull the barrels representing each section of the vineyard to express each distinct and positive characteristics of the two soil types. The Pommard in Volcanic soil provides rich and fruit-driven aromatics along with fantastic texture. The Dijon 115 in Marine soil provides a dark-fruited mid-palate with mineral tones and excellent tannic structure. The Mariafeld in the transitional soil has so much acidity, pigment and tannin that a little goes a long way and it serves as the binding agent for the other two clones. The single vineyard bottling from Lia's Vineyard is a fun, interesting and extremely delicious Pinot Noir that benefits from the breadth of ground it is sourced from.