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If timing is everything, Stéphane Derenoncourt might be in the right place at the right time-not only for himself, but also for California's Lake County. This globetrotting superstar has his hand in more winemaking pies than anyone (except perhaps Michel Rolland). That he is making wine from bucolic Lake County seemed an odd fit at first, but it really isn't, given the region's rising quality.
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