One of the biggest deals in Napa Valley history—the acquisition this year of cult Cabernet darling Screaming Eagle by investment manager Charles Banks and sports and real-estate mogul Stan Kroenke—was sealed not in high-powered bargaining sessions, but in a series of informal, friendly conversations with former owner and winery founder Jean Phillips.
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