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Napavision 2050's Patricia Damery has interviewed Amber Manfree, environmental scientist, lifetime Soda Canyon Road resident and former supervisorial candidate, about the eight years of community opposition to the proposed Mountain Peak winery project. Amber is speaking in the wake of a court ruling sending the project back to the county planning department to be evaluated with an Environmental Impact Report. That ruling was based principally on Amber's presentation of the impacts to biological resources that the project might create . The ruling may still be appealed, one more step in a very long process undertaken to protect the quality of the natural environment and rural way of life in Napa County.