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!
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.
AVA: Mt Veeder, Napa Valley.
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Harvest: Sept 13th, 2011
Sugar: 26 Brix
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.
Driver: A.J. Foyt
EngineType= 4.1 L Naturally-Aspirated I4
BHP= 407 bhp (303 kW)
Torque= 380 lb⋅ft (516 N·m)
Mass= 1472 lbs (668 kg)
Balance= 43% / 57% Weight Distribution
Transmission= 2-speed Transmission
Drivetrain= Rear-Wheel Drive