Banyan Gewürztraminer 2022, Monterey County, California

The Hobo winery has been based in Santa Rosa since 2013. The spread of Kemny Likitprakong’s 42 vineyards: 240 miles between his most southerly parcels in Arroyo Seco and his most northerly vineyards in Rdwood Valley. His vineyards go as far east as Clarksburg, near Sacramento over 60 miles from his winery in Santa Rosa. Nearly all vineyards are organically farmed. The Gewurztraminer is a father and son project from Somchai and Kenny Likitprakong born out of a mutual passion for wine, their Thai heritage and an idea to combine the two. They produce appellation-specific California white wines that pair well with Asian food. The Banyan philosophy is to use only sustainable and/or organically farmed grapes from vineyards in regions with microclimates ideally suited for the particular variety. 100% Gewurztraminer. Mechanical harvest. The added skin contact time while in transport to the winery boosts the aromatics and savoriness of the wine. Once at the winery, grapes are pressed then cold settled for 72 hours before the fermentation is allowed to begin. Fermentation this vintage lasted 31 days at 54°F. Aged 100% stainless steel.