Screaming Eagle cont'd
Screaming Eagle buyers step forward
Of particular note is the following:
- they are working to keep Heidi Peterson Barrett as winemaker
- they want to keep the production the same size
- vineyard replacement will continue as Jean Phillips had originally slated
- they have no plans to change or expand it
But having said that, Charles Banks (one of the new owners) stated the following -
He said improvements to the vineyards and winery could make Screaming Eagle wines even more exquisite. "Even a first-growth Bordeaux can be improved," said Banks.
I find that in somewhat in conflict with point #4 above. I'm not sure how something can remain the same, yet be improved...but I look forward to seeing what and how that's accomplished - as well as the confirmation from Heidi Barrett that she's staying on in the same capacity and with the same amount of control that she's had in the past.