Gatos Locos has its roots in the family garage. Like many great companies and brands that began with such humble beginnings and came to fruition as a commercial product, the history of this brand is full of a wealth of wonderful, warm memories. Nick and his wife, Celeste, began as “Dos Gatos Locos” or Two Crazy Cats in 1991.

Swirl a glass and take in the layered nose of blackberry, cherry, blueberry, maple bacon, and pepper. A sip brings ripe fruit flavors of plum, blackberry, and black cherry that unfold into notes of smoked meat, herbs, and pepper. The wine has a nice kick but is still soft at the finish. At under $20 a bottle, it’s a good value, too.

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