Loca Linda is the project of Fort Greene local Brian Smith. A few years ago, Brian began with the goal of sourcing and importing high quality, value-driven Argentine wine. After two years of doing everything from searching for vineyard sites to hiring a winemaker, the first bottles of wine landed stateside in November of 2009. Right now, Loca Linda (crazy beautiful) offers the two primary grapes of Argentina, torrontes being the white grape and malbec being the red. The malbec is a medium-to-full bodied wine with a touch of oak and dark berry fruits on the palate. The nose is laced with sweet spice and floral notes and offers a bit more red fruit than the palate.