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  • Linda Murphy
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  • Linda Murphy
30 Sep 2009

The Champenois are no strangers to California, having in the 1980s established Domaine Chandon, Mumm Napa and Domaine Carneros in Napa Valley, Roederer Estate in Mendocino County, and the defunct Maison Deutz (now Laetitia Vineyard & Winery) in the Central Coast.

Yet who could have imagined that Frenchmen Claude Thibaut and Manuel…