Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Potek in Vinous

Antonio Galloni, writing for Vinous, has released the first of his scores for recent vintages of Santa Barbara County wines. Potek Winery is included, with solid scores for the 2015 and 2016 vintages. He says of the winery: "Dave Potter takes fruit from a number of top sites for the vineyard designate wines he makes at his Potek label. The wines are generally done in a minimalist style that emphasizes freshness."

Santa Barbara, located about two hours north of Los Angeles, is widely considered to be one of the most dynamic winemaking regions in California today, and David Potter is one of the new guard making a name for himself here. In the fall of 2015, wanting to create focused, single-vineyard wines, Potter opened Potek Winery, with a commitment to produce the best possible wines from Santa Barbara’s most exciting vineyards. The winery uses a minimalist approach to winemaking. With access to such unique and expressive vineyards, this is the best way to coax out the distinct facets of the individual wines. The wines are mainly aged in neutral oak and are treated as naturally as possible, with no fining or filtration before bottling. The resulting wines speak of their locations throughout Santa Barbara, and are a beautiful survey of the area.

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