August 1965 – A.J. Foyt arrives to race at the paved Milwaukee Mile Sunday but learns his rear engine Lotus didn’t, due to a mechanical issue. Having won at Springfield, Ill.’s mile dirt track Saturday, Foyt washes off the dirt on his upright car and starts practicing. His mechanic informs Foyt he is a second faster than everyone else, and Foyt cracked, ‘You can’t read a stopwatch!” Foyt’s upright beat all the low-slung rear engine cars to win the pole position. The crowd went wild! He finished second in the race.
The legendary driver deemed it one of his most memorable moments in his amazing career.
WHAT YOU'LL TASTE
Right away, this Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon was open, accessible and highly complex. The alcohol is integrated, the acidity is enticing, and the tannins are fine and tucked away.It would be easy to empty the bottle too quickly.
AVA: Mt Veeder, Napa Valley.
Alcohol: 14.7 %
Harvest: Sept 14th, 2012
Sugar: 26 Brix
Production: 44 cases
Elevage: 36 months in 40% Alain Fouquet French barrels, and the balance in neutral barrels.
SOMM Quote: "Right away, this Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon was open, accessible and highly complex. The alcohol is integrated, the acidity is enticing, and the tannins are fine and tucked away. It would be easy to empty the bottle too quickly."
-Adam Edmonsond, CSW.
PAIRING THIS WINE
The optimal food pairings for this expressive Cab are roasted meats, rich sauces, stews, dry spices, green vegetables, tomato and mushrooms.
1963 Meskowski Sheraton-Thompson
Dirt Car | Driver: A.J. Foyt
Specifications:255 cu. in. Offenhauser double overhead cam inline four-cylinder engine, Meyer-Drake two-speed transmission with reverse, tubular front axle and Halibrand Championship rear end with three-inch open tube axle, front and rear cross-torsion bar suspension, and Halibrand four-wheel disc brakes.