The Revenge

Red Wine

The Revenge Red Wine from Buena Vista Winery avenges Count Agoston Haraszthy's untimely death by crocodile in Nicaragua in 1869. After leaving Buena Vista in 1868, the Count traveled south to pursue an ambition for sugar growing for rum production. Less than a year after arriving, the brilliant, yet flamboyant life of the Count ended abruptly when he fell from a tree branch while crossing a crocodile-infested stream.

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Revenge opens with daring and commanding aromas of black cherry, violet and cocoa.


Succulent flavors of plum, raspberry and black cherries coat the palate with a touch of dark chocolate. Well-structured with fine-grained tannins, this is a bold wine with a long, lingering finish.

Vintage Notes: 

The Revenge is an unforgiving blend, bringing together Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc harvested from distinguished vineyards across the Napa Valley. From St. Helena, Diamond Mountain, and Atlas Peak, the fruit was hand harvested and fermented with extended maceration. It was aged for 20 months in 100% French oak, 55% new, before being bottled unfiltered.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Varietals: 
    • 53% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 26% Petit Verdot
    • 21% Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol: 16%
  • pH: 3.92
  • TA: 5.8g/l
  • Aging: 100% oak 55% new
  • Months in barrel: 20
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