Napa's old warhorse taken over by the Screaming Eagle gang?Most observers hopped to the obvious conclusion - that Mayacamas would be sent down the stylistic chute that so many other Napa properties had traveled. After giving up his share of Screaming Eagle in 2009, Banks shifted his attention to a very different set of projects - notably Sandhi, the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay label that is as much a symbol of California's new guard as Banks' former holding was of the cult era.After Travers' wife Elinor, known as Noni, died in 2007, there was concern about whether the family would continue.Sons Chris and Matthew began to take over the business, but questions surfaced again after Matthew's death in 2011. Investor Charles Banks hit the wine world's radar in 2006 when, with Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke, he purchased Screaming Eagle, the Oakville label that became California's most expensive wine. Andy Erickson and Annie Favia, who propelled Screaming Eagle to several successful vintages.Take it from him: For tickets, log on to go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets.For reservations and queries, you may contact 0917-860-8244.Proceeds from the event will fund the opening of a new community center by Love Yourself this year.Rather than embrace the pleasantries of Napa's valley floor, Mayacamas Vineyards has always been a creature of the mountain.
Coombsville actually possesses the most consistent climate and soil profile of any of Napa's 16 AVAs.
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