Southern Oregon winemaker Chris Graves handles the program for this tasteful yet whimsical property in historic Jacksonville, Ore., that offers wine tasting surrounded by an orchard where alpacas roam. There’s lodging and build-your-own pizza, too. Graves’s work brings out a Cab filled with deep blueberry and black currant notes, dark chocolate and violets accompanied by light tannins that will be ideal with one of those pizzas. Nearly two years ago, this same bottling earned a gold at the Savor NW judging on Cannon Beach, so this high-ranking Platinum — the first for the Pegan family, really is hitting its stride. Award: San Francisco Chronicle (gold).
Rating: Platinum, 94 points
Production: 65 cases