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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Thelema Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Thelema Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2005
(search item no. 89819)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is fresh, crisp and full of delicious gooseberry, melon and pineapple flavors. It gives the impression of sweetness, but is actually bone dry. Drink young when it still has this exuberant character.
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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.