Jeff Emery’s splendid Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard wines just continue to find traction, graciano_2007.jpgmost lately with the judges of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Emery’s robust Graciano 2007 bearing his Quinta Cruz label, took Best of Class & Judges’ Choice awards in the “Other Red Varietals” category.  The big, spicy Graciano — often blended with Tempranillo in distinguished Spanish wines  — offers complexity, rounded dark berry notes and plenty of grip. At $28 it makes a confident partner for game meats and spicy pastas. Available at the winery, 334-A Ingalls St., on the Westside,  as well as your favorite stores.