Nor is all Sangiovese named Chianti. Oh, that published wine writers would be more careful about this unfair commingling. Or maybe it's the headline writers: a story I just read online entitled "Making a Case for Chianti" turned out to be an upfront admission that the author doesn't like Sangiovese. The entire article was about Sangiovese as produced in Chianti, and anyone who's reading this blog knows that Sangiovese is grown in other places, too, like (ahem) here in Napa Valley. We are the few, the brave, the dedicated -- Google Sangiovese Napa Valley and you'll see what I mean -- and our wines deserve to be appreciated in their own right, not through the lens of another terroir.