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BNA Humble Pie
Producer:BNA Wine Group, California
Led by a trio with roots that stretch from California to Tennessee and through several generations, BNA Wine Group is creating what consumers want today – great wine for a better price.

Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. and adopting our name from the city’s BNA airport moniker, our company has hands-on experience and a keen understanding of both sides of the wine business, and the capital and passion to help our wines take flight.

Fourth-generation wine and spirits distributor John Hooper sold the business his family founded in 1939, and teamed with Little Lion Wine Company founder and winemaker Tony Leonardini and industry sales veteran Gary Carr to launch BNA Wine Group. We bring a fresh approach to the wine industry through an arm’s length perspective. This comes from being headquartered in Tennessee, while maintaining an office and a physical presence in St. Helena, Calif., where we do business and have good relationships with various vineyards and wineries. Tony has built a solid reputation as a winemaker and works with various vineyards to source grapes and then craft our wines.

Like John, Tony also grew up in and worked his way through the industry. His first job was breaking down boxes for a nickel a piece in his family’s San Francisco wine shop. At his family’s winery just north of Oakville, Calif., Tony worked and learned the process from the crush to the bottling line. He made his first bottle of wine in 2000, and his first commercial wine in 2005 -- one barrel of Cabernet made with grapes sourced from his backyard. A year later, Tony produced the noteworthy Volunteer Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, named for his other role as a St. Helena volunteer firefighter.

We take pride in creating distinctive wines notable for taste and value. We hope you’ll enjoy them.
Vintage:2014
Production Area:Central Coast, California Designation, USA.
Type:Red Wine
Alcohol:13.7%
Vinification:
The shale-and-loam soil, plus the above-average temperature in Hames Valley and San Lucas for the Central Coast, leads to a perfect growing region for this 100% cabernet. Our grapes were picked early in the morning before the rains came in late October. After being picked, the grapes were immediately sent to the winery where the wine was slowly fermented at a cool temperature and aged on French Oak for 10 months.
Tasting Notes:
Color:Deep ruby red
Aroma:Initial aromas are black currant, cherry, vanilla, white pepper and strawberry rise from the glass.
Taste:Humble Pie has a wonderful acidity which carries flavors of black currant, vanilla bean, cedarwood and a hint of cigar.
Cellaring Potential:2-4 years
Food Pairing Suggestions:Humble Pie is a perfect stand-alone wine; it will also pair well with hearty meat dishes and wild game.
  
 


 
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