2006 Schrader Cellars, "Hell Hole Cuvee" Zinfandel, Napa Valley



Press and Tasting Notes

Known for 99 - 100 point Cabernet Sauvignon, Schrader's limited production Zinfandel boasts aromas of bright black cherry, raspberry, blackberry pie and plum. Your mouth is enveloped in rich spice, vanilla, coffee and notes of dark chocolate. The ripe tannins are perfectly integrated and balance out the massive yet elegant fruit. Enjoy with your fa ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick

Featured January 10, 2011


Happy New Year to all! We wanted our first pick of the year to be special and representative of the good things to come in 2011.
    To celebrate the good fortune, touch of decadence, and indulgences that lie ahead, we thought an American Zinfandel would embody those qualities best with its rich, silky, full bodied profile and wonderfully easy drinking elements.
    One of California's most renowned producers is Fred Schrader of Schrader Cellars in Napa Valley. Known for his 99-100 point Cabernet Sauvignon, Schrader's wines were recently a featured five page spread in Wine Spectator. While Cabernet is what made Schrader famous, his limited production Zinfandel is an absolutely delicious celebration of rich California fruit not to be forgotten. The wine boasts high-toned raspberry and pepper aromas and layers of racy black cherry as well as licorice and bitter chocolate flavors. Schrader's Zinfandel is the perfect wine for either bone chilling cold weather and the accompanying fare, or with your warmer weather barbecue favorites.
    In either climate, if there is any wine left, it's quite good with a chocolate dessert later in the evening. Happy New Year and enjoy!Read More »



The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »

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