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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 104265)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $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
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 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:

Hailed by Wine Spectator as "one of the Cape's most consistently outstanding wines," Thelema's Cab regularly earns 90+ raves. Complex and stylish, this sleek benchmark bottling abounds with alluring flavors of blackberry and blackcurrant intertwined with notes of coffee, cedar, tobacco, and eucalyptus.
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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.