Charles Banks, the onetime co-owner of Screaming Eagle winery in Napa Valley, shares 7 bottles he loves.
2011 Cultivate Wonderlust Chardonnay ($13) "We've donated $490,000 to charity since the Cultivate program started, which is pretty cool. This is an unoaked Chardonnay from Chile. It has an amazing level of freshness and acidity for the price."
2011 Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Chardonnay ($20) "I've had this wine from so many vintages, and it's one of the most underrated wines in California. Beautiful, fresh—talk about several decades of winemaking talent all rolled into one wine."