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Florence Cathiard remembers the day Bordeaux made her cry. In 1990, Cathiard gave up a high-flying job as an executive at a top ad agency to pursue her and her husband Daniel's dream of making wine. Together they invested much of their wealth into buying Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte, a neglected property in Pessac-Léognan, and fixing up the vineyards and cellars. It proved more time-consuming and expensive than they had imagined, but after a year's work, they believed their labor would soon pay off. Wine Spectator associate edtior Mitch Frank explains.
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