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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Thelema Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Thelema Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2008
(search item no. 100006)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A typical Thelema Sauvignon Blanc – lovely fresh melon and grapefruit flavors, with a full, grassy palate, all in perfect balance.
My Notes:

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.