© 2018 by Foyt Family Wines

THE STORY

May 30, 1964, A.J. Foyt captured his second Indianapolis 500 victory. He started fifth, dominated the race and led 146 laps. He averaged 147.350 mph smashing the track record by over four miles per hour. When Foyt crossed the finish line, it would be the last time a front-engine roadster would ever lead a lap at the 'Brickyard.'

That year, Foyt won 10 of the 13 National Championship races, winning every race he finished. His finest tribute came from Parnelli Jones at the '64 Indy 500 victory dinner when Jones introduced Foyt as "the greatest race car driver who ever lived." 

Bottled in 2014, this 2011 Reserve Cabernet pays tribute to the 50 year anniversary of A.J.’s second Indy 500 victory in 1964. The image on the label, an original oil painting by artist Colin Carter, captures the essence of this historic win in the Foyt family legacy. Uncork a legend and let the memories flow!

THE WINE

WHAT YOU'LL TASTE

This wine is a delicious demonstration of what masterful oak aging can

accomplish: a luxurious spectrum of flavors from cocoa to ground coffee,

cigar box to saddle leather, smoke, spice and vanilla-butterscotch. The

fruit leans dark—mostly black cherry, black currant, and blackberry.

TECHNICAL DATA

AVA: Mt Veeder, Napa Valley. 

Alcohol: 14.5 %
pH: 3.71
Harvest: Sept 13th, 2011
Sugar: 26 Brix

Bottled: 12/4/14
Production:  56 cases
Elevage: 36 months in 40% Alain Fouquet French barrels, and the balance in neutral barrels.

SOMM Quote: The alcohol is well integrated; with an hour’s development in the bottle, we observed an enjoyable thirty-plus-second finish. A medium body, lively acidity and high intensity make it a versatile food wine.   - 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.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

MT. VEEDER, NAPA VALLEY

RESERVE - 2011

$125.00

THE VEHICLE

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Sheraton-Thompson

Special- 1964

Driver:  A.J. Foyt

Specifications:
EngineType= 4.1 L Naturally-Aspirated I4

BHP= 407 bhp  (303 kW)

Torque= 380 lb⋅ft  (516 N·m)

EngineLayout= Mid-Engined

Mass= 1472 lbs  (668 kg)

Balance= 43% / 57% Weight Distribution

Transmission= 2-speed Transmission

Drivetrain= Rear-Wheel Drive

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