Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2009

Magnifique. Terroir. — 11 days ago

Jason, Byron and 1 other liked this

Bodega Comando G

Rumbo Al Norte Garnacha

Incredibly elegant for such a deeply flavored and perfumed wine. The real deal when people say the texture is Rayas like, flavor and taste character has some similarity too. Drink now with slow ox for a few hours, though a decanter probably can speed that up. Not shut down, though oxygen is this wine's friend. — a month ago

Jimmy Harrigan
with Jimmy
Keith, Tom and 3 others liked this

Château des Tours

Réserve Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend

Wow. Drinks like the Rayas CDR. KLove the nose and palate of sandalwood, rusted iron, pomegranate with a little forest floor. Such a unique and delicious wine. — 2 months ago

Romain and James liked this

Bodega Cuatro Rayas

Vendimia Nocurna Rueda Verdejo 2019

Light straw color. Aromas of lychee, minerals and a sea breeze. Lemon, green melon, and saline flavors. Mouth watering acidity! Just a bit of harshness on the finish. — a month ago

Paul, Bob and 1 other liked this

Château Rayas

Château de Fonsalette Réservé Côtes du Rhône White Rhône Blend 2007

Robe or
Nez sur la cire gourmand épicé
Bouche ample mais équilibrée
Très beau blanc
— 2 months ago

Nicolas, Serge and 3 others liked this

Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2006

2006 is explosive and firing on all cylinders! — 2 months ago

Severn, Shay and 5 others liked this

La Pialade de Rayas

Côtes du Rhône Grenache Blend 2014

Coloring is like jura trousseau, practically translucent. Tart, citrus, still very youthful. — 3 months ago

James liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 2000

Chave 2000 Hermitage Blanc showed just as well as the bottle I had earlier this year. I have such an appreciation for Rhône Blanc especially from the greats like Chave and Rayas. This 2000 is really in the zone showing layers of rich unctuous spiced orchard fruit, grilled nuts, brown butter and honeysuckle with superb length and persistence. — a month ago

Charles, Jan and 7 others liked this

Domaine des Tours

Réserve Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Red Rhone Blend 2013

Was excited to find this on the list at Commander’s Palace. Rayas is out of my price range so it’s nice to get to experience something else with the Reynaud family treatment. Needed about an hour to open up. Bright fruit and garrigue with a good amount of pyrazines — 2 months ago

James liked this

Henri Bonneau

Réserve des Célestins Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2004

From the great Henri Bonneau, along with Château Rayas, the master of CDP. (He and Jacques Reynaud were actually dear friends). It’s insanely expressive and its ultra intense aromatics leap from the glass.

The complex bouquet is layered with rich black and red fruit, leather saddle, wilted violets and savory herbs. It just floats on the palate with its supreme elegance, caressing texture and weightless intensity. So Burgundian in that sense. The finish is so long, lifted and intense, leaving you craving another sip when its flavors finally do dissipate. 04 Célestins is a total knockout.
— 3 months ago

Josh, David and 17 others liked this