Foyt Family Wines
2010 #67 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
California: Sonoma Coast
Today’s sleeper Chardonnay easily blows past the likes of Rombauer, Kistler and Talbott - at a far better price.
If you love velvety Chardonnay, but like to keep the butteriness under control, we offer you today’s delicious 2010 Foyt Family Wines No. 67 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast. Where many a buttery Chardonnay can offer too much slickness, today’s wine is more refined. If you’ve ever tasted Irish butter, you’ll find a similar lightness here - without any oiliness.
This wine is a must-have for any fan of elegant, flavorful, delicious and refreshing Chardonnay and we offer it to you, today, with our easy recommendation.
El Dorado gold hues, with perfectly even coloration from core to edge. Slightly heavy and viscous in the glass, intimating a soft and elegant mouth feel.
Vanilla, ripe Meyer lemon, oak, citrus zest, and very subtle butterscotch. Deep in the nose, creamy notes of delicate Irish butter appear.
Flavors of honeyed citrus, pear, pineapple, white peach, lemon, oak, subtle white pepper, and vanilla.
Long, ripe, and balanced, with persistent citrus zest and luscious floral flavors.
Try this Chardonnay with crab salad or grilled halibut.
What the Winery Says
Totally different from the 2009 vintage, all the fruit for the 2010 Foyt Family Chardonnay was sourced from sustainable vineyards in the Carneros region of Sonoma County. It has developed a balance of citrus and tropical notes with subtle nuttiness and creamy notes as well. The aroma of the wine is appealing and yet delicate with hints of pear, apple and peach as well as citrus notes of lemon, orange and perhaps tangerine with a touch of vanilla oak.
- Carneros, Sonoma County
- HARVEST DATE
- September 2010
- BOTTLE DATE
- December 15, 2011
- RELEASE DATE
- June 2012
- 400 Cases
About the Winery
A.J. Foyt is an icon in motorsports. He is the all-time winner of Indy car races and titles, first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, and the only man to win the Indianapolis 500, the 24 Hours of LeMans and the Daytona 500 auto races. However, when asked about what is most important to him, he always replies, “My family.”
His son Larry and grandson A.J. Foyt IV created the Foyt Family Wines label to pay tribute to the family patriarch as they launched their first business venture together. It was born out of their passion for fine wine, but before wine it was racing that ignited their fire. Larry Foyt began his professional driving career after graduating from Texas Christian University. His focus was NASCAR where he competed in all three national series, including the Daytona 500. He also raced in the Indianapolis 500 for Indy cars, making him one of the few drivers to compete in America’s two most prestigious races.
A.J. Foyt IV began his pro career driving for his legendary grandfather in the Indianapolis 500 on his 19th birthday, making him the youngest driver to ever start in that world class event. He continues to drive in the IndyCar Series which is where he has made his name and his home. While A.J. set the standard in motorsports, his progeny is setting a new standard in racing personality labeled wines. They know that when their family and friends gather at A.J.’s Houston home over the holidays, their wine will be enjoyed – and admired – for its quality and attention to detail. In the Foyt Family, it’s about excellence, a standard embodied by the father and one that his son and grandson continue to pursue.
Winemaker Tom Meadowcroft
My passion for wines comes from my experiences growing up, working and traveling in Europe and the United States. Early in life, I started my journey in winemaking by working the harvest of 1979 in Bordeaux.
Later in life, I worked at wineries in Washington and Napa, attended UC Davis and Napa College, and then became a wine manager focused on sustainable farming and environmental advocacy. Managing dozens of properties for the top wineries in Napa and Sonoma taught me the principles of winegrowing and gave me a vision for the kinds of wines that I make today.
With over 60 years of excellence behind the Foyt brand, I am honored to work with the Foyt Family in their passion of growing their wine business. I look forward to many years of fun times and fine wines together with the Foyts. Thanks for your interest in Foyt Family Wines. I hope you enjoy and share our wines with your family and friends.
Winemaker Petar Kirilov
Petar Kirilov grew up in Bulgaria, graduating from the prestigious University of Food Technologies in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Beverage Technology, with a specialization in wine, beer, spirits and soft drink technology.
He began his professional career at a Bulgarian factory specializing in high alcohol beverages. In 2003 he decided to leave for California and learn more about the winemaking process. He interned at Truchard Vineyards in Napa, being promoted to assistant winemaker. In 2005 he joined Vinovation, a hi-tech wine company, as winemaker and was involved in numerous research and development projects.
Petar joined Meadowcroft Wines in 2008 as a winemaker to oversee the production of small lot wines. In 2012, he became the winemaker for the Foyt Family, Meadowcroft, and Thomas Henry labels.