In 1977, A.J. Foyt became the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 four times, having won in 1961, 1964 and 1967. In ‘77, A.J. drove the No. 14 Gilmore Racing Coyote/Foyt. The Coyote chassis, designed and built by Foyt’s team, was powered by a Foyt-built engine.
Foyt remains the only driver-owner to win the Indy 500 in a car designed and built in his own race shop, thus securing his place as a true legend of motorsport.
WHAT YOU'LL TASTE
Right away, this Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon was open, accessible and highly complex. Fruit and oak were in the lead: red cherry, black cherry, and cassis, wrapped in a blanket of brown sugar, cherry wood and vanilla.
The palate brought in menthol, clove, anise, licorice and orange blossom.
AVA: Mt Veeder, Napa Valley.
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Harvest: Sept 8th, 2013
Sugar: 26 Brix
Production: 61 cases
Elevage: 36 months in 40% Alain Fouquet French barrels, and the balance in neutral barrels.
PAIRING THIS WINE
The optimal food pairings for this expressive Cab are roasted meats, rich sauces, stews, dry spices, green vegetables, tomato and mushrooms.
1977 Gillmore / Foyt, Coyote
Driver: A.J. Foyt
This is the only winning vehicle in Indy 500 history to be built by its driver.
-Block Mfg: Ford
-Head Mfg: Ford
-Cam Design: Double overhead, with gear drive
-4 Speed Transmition
-825 Turbo-Boosted Horsepower