The new Foyt Holiday Gift Guide debuts this week, offering unique gifts for wine lovers. Whether you’re looking for holiday presents, corporate gifts and gifts for clients, this year’s gift guide features several new wine gift boxes, wine gift sets, build-your-own gift boxes with special vintages and dedicated concierge services for corporate gifts.

Wine Gift Box Sets

A branded box filled with quality wine always gets rave reviews from loved ones, employees and clients. Each comes with a personalized letter to your recipient. The two-bottle box featuring current vintage Foyt Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon is one of our most popular corporate gifts. Big Bottles

But why in such a big bottle? Well, there are several reasons for that. Although this wine is already very nice to drink, the amount of oxygen in a bottle (this is the bit between the wine and the cork) ensures that the wine can develop further. Aromas can develop better and the wine becomes more nuanced and complex. In a magnum bottle, this ‘trapped’ oxygen must penetrate a larger volume of wine. This process is a lot slower, but ultimately yields an even better result. Size does matter… especially in the case of wine. But a Magnum is also extra festive, because it takes (a little) longer to empty the bottle. The Foyt Family Wines “Big Bottle” series consists of several choices. If you have a specific big bottle request, contact Chris Perry at 707-337-3891.

Corporate Gifts: Special Services

Foyt’s holiday gift guide includes convenient shopping for corporate gift ideas and special concierge services for multi-package orders. Our personalized concierge services for corporate gifts are also highlighted in the Foyt Holiday Gift Guide and in the dedicated corporate gifting services section. Foyt Winery’s online shopping cart also offers convenient shipping to multiple addresses; our concierge can also handle all of the administrative work for your order and send you a price quote for approval.

Wine Shipping Discounts

Club Members get to use their flat rate shipping discounts on all holiday shopping! See more here.

Corporate Gifts: Personalized Wine Gifts

Other Foyt corporate gifting services include personalized wine gifts for unique gift ideas, including custom labeled Foyt Family Wines. Custom wine orders require additional processing time 14-21 days due to the custom process. Contact Chris Perry at 707-337-3891 for any Personalized Gift Questions.

Buying Foyt Wine Online: Holiday Shipping Deadlines

All Foyt wine and gift orders must be placed by December 15 for Christmas and New Year’s Eve delivery due to winery holiday closure dates. Please note that 10 or more orders require three additional business days to process. Orders can be placed by calling 707-337-4301, emailing orders@Foytwines.com or shopping online.

Updated: Nov 6, 2018

FOYT WINS AT 2018 CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

Legendary auto racers were among the winners at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition this year.

Judges for the largest competition of American wines in the world named the best American wines of 2018. After receiving 6,960 entries from 35 states, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition revealed the top wines.

Foyt Family Wines, no.93 The Final Lap, port-style dessert wine received the Best of Class award.

The wine gets its name in honor of the legendary A.J. Foyt's retirement from professional racing as a driver.

1993 Indianapolis 500 Pole Day. A.J. Foyt's attempt to compete in his 36th consecutive Indy 500 ended when he retired from driving Indy cars moments before qualifications began. Prompted by teammate Robby Gordon's crash that morning, Foyt, 58, decided to focus solely on his young driver. It was arranged for Foyt to take a bitter-sweet final lap around the 2.5-mile Brickyard as 200,000 fans saluted him with cheers-- and tears.

Notes on the wine:

This luscious medium-bodied dessert wine, created in a classic port-style is a beautiful balance between ruby and tawny ports. Fortified with grape brandy and aged five years in oak barrels, the Final Lap dessert wine is Amber in hue. On the nose, one gets a waft of dried fruits with a subtle nuttiness that soon follows. These flavors persist onto the palate along with a rich, smooth mouth-feel. Black currants, hazelnuts, and Marcona almonds envelop the palate with the creamy texture of the wine. Drink now through 2040.

"Though inspired by race driver A.J. Foyt's final lap around the Indianapolis Brickyard, this mature, deeply colored dessert wine has the fuel (fruit, body, acid) for many miles to go before it is to be retired." -Mike Dunn

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Updated: Nov 6, 2018

WINE OVERVIEW

Perfumy, herbaceous and underlined with a volcanic mineral quality, this Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon shows an almost Southern Italian-like character, befitting rich, rustic, tomato-driven cuisine. The tell for its real origin is its uncommonly complex oak treatment, however.

The immediate impression on the nose is leather, tobacco and cedar over thin red fruit, with a well-structured palate of blackberry jam, brown sugar and perfume. With a few minutes to breathe, fragrant fresh rose petal shows on the nose and dark cherry, orange zest, abundant herbs, licorice, menthol and dill fill out the palate. The wine is notably complex, clean and intense, but lean on fruit. 

Complexity: Shows layers of clear, distinct aromas; a bit lean on fruit.

Balance: Perceived alcohol and acidity are elevated; tannins are smooth

and integrated; nose-palate-finish integrity is high; the bouquet leans fairly

strongly in the direction of floral, herbal and oak aromas and flavors.

Intensity: High; everything pleasant in the wine is well amplified

Character: Powerful but feminine, austere, and food-friendly

Typicity: High varietal typicity and Mount Veeder minerals

#AJFoyt #1977 #Indy500 #CabernetSauvignon #Awardwinningwine