El Corazon de Jasveer
71% Pinot Noir
El Corazon de Jasveer is one of those wines I expect people to say “Well That’s Interesting”, which can mean many things. They may not like it, they may love it, or they may be confused and unsure what to say. To me that is true art. To be an Artiste is to be thought provoking, which is why I constantly risk attempting blends that most critics would call unorthodox, or even absurd. Who dares blend the purity of Pinot Noir?! In my opinion Pinot is like Merlot: An ideal blending wine. It elevates so many other varietals with respect to its delicate elegance and yet deeply profound complexity. This painting represents that to me. I was immediately called to make poetry in a glass as the book lays open and ready to read on the table with the most phenomenal bird in the known universe hovering over it next to a pot of tea, next to a wise soul with radiating eyes, so beautifully decorated by flowers and fruit. This image is as “interesting” and tantalizingly intriguing as this wine. Because of this I leave the wine notes to you. What’s your impression? Send us your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. - Bion Rice, Winemaker
100% Santa Barbara County • 177 cases bottled in May 2023
My work is simply a combination of my imagination, the things I cherish and who I am. My travels over the past twenty years to central Mexico has been a great influence on my work. My grandparents immigrated from Mexico circa 1915 to the United States. They started their family and raised them in Montecito Ca. The cultural traditions they past down combined with my own experiences in their country shaped my ideals and are the inspiration for my work.
"I paint who and what I know, who I am, and what I imagine to be."
In Montecito the cozy stucco and red tiled groundskeeper’s house is where they lived and where my mother and her siblings were raised. A winding and tree-lined pathway connected their home to the grand estate that Felix Rubalcava (my grandfather) managed. As a child I was fortunate enough, with my 6 siblings, to often skip back and forth between the vastly different houses with free- roaming chickens, rabbits and goats. The warm smell of albondiga soup and homemade tortillas enveloped one end of the pathway, and a grand three storied staircase, secret gardens, paintings and sculptures graced the other end. The colors and textures of these two beautiful homes and the lush green and flowery walk that connects them have become the aesthetic I naturally default to in my work. Visit Erika Carter's Website