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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 74555)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $37.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A deep mulberry color. Excellent backbone and structure, full of concentrated blackcurrant, blackberry and mocha aromas and flavors. Nice spicy/peppery notes and firm ripe tannins lead into an ultra-long, warm finish.
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About Thelema Mountain Vineyards:

In 1983, Gyles Webb and his wife's family purchased a run-down fruit farm at the top of the Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch, where they established Thelema Mountain Vineyards. At a time when the South African wine scene was focused on quantity rather than quality, Webb was a trailblazing pioneer on a mission to craft world-class wines. Construction began on the winery in 1987, and Thelema produced its first vintage in 1988. Situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg, Thelema occupies mainly south-facing aspects that afford spectacular views of the Simonsberg, Drankenstein and Jonkershoek mountains. Elevations ranging from 370 to 640 meters above sea-level make the 157-hectare estate one of the coolest and highest wine farms in Stellenbosch.