Fred Schrader, the Napa Valley winemaker famous for over a dozen 100-point ratings from the wine world’s top publications, will once again have his name on a cigar.
Schrader will return via a new partersnhip with Nat Sherman. Michael Herklots, Nat Sherman’s vp of brand and retail development, declined to comment on the project, but did indicate that the company was close to formally announcing it.
Trying on the yet to be released Nat Sherman Schrāder while practicing what I preach. Just 20 minutes of learning a new language every morning will dramatically increase your cognitive ability. I'm trying to learn Italian before hanging with @thecigarstrategist in Rome later this year 😂. #wishmeluck
An image of the cigar showed up on Puro Trader’s Instagram page, showing a band familiar to the original cigar, although that was banded MMIX-I (2009-I), whereas this one reads MMXIII (2013). The new version also carries a Nat Sherman secondary band.
Herklots worked with Schrader on the company’s original cigar, which was rolled in 2009 and released a year later. That cigar was made at the Para Ti factory and distributed by Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars/Havana Cellars, a noted wine lover.