Château Rayas

Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2008

Explosive nose of red fruit and spice. Fruit is still primary but tannins are pure silk. So many layers of flavor going on…fruity, smokey, and mineral all at once. Clear why Rayas is one of the world’s great wines. — 18 days ago

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Byron Hewett

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From what was considered to be a crap vintage in CdP! Great producers make great wine in off vintages!

Jérôme Prévost

La Closerie Fac-simile Extra Brut Pinot Meunier Rosé Champagne

Utterly refined and elegant in its complexity, never screams but lingers on. The indirect referral to Rayas in one of the reviews below is spot on. — a month ago

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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. — 3 months ago

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Château Rayas

Réservé Pignan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache 2007

The colour of Tawny Port - burnished and faded. A gorgeous red fruited perfume together with dried herbs - intoxicating rich concentrated aromas belies the fading colour. Rich stewed raspberries on the palate with earthy notes - a tarry note but dominated by the raspberry - overall delicious with M+ Intensity. Amazingly bloody good for a 2nd wine admittedly to the mighty Chateau Rayas. One of the best 100% Grenaches ever for me. — 22 days ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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Next level up Grenache 100%🙌
Bob McDonald

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Totally Cec. Have not had a new world Grenache that approaches this quality.

Domaine Saint Préfert

Collection Charles Giraud Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2013

2013
Fait Rayas....quelle belle profondeur !!!
— 2 months ago

Neil, Mario and 14 others 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. — 3 months ago

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Bodega Cuatro Rayas

61 Dorado en Rama Rueda Palomino Fino Verdejo

61 DORADO EN RAMA. Espectacular solera de verdejo y palomino. Todo un trampantojo Cádiz-Rueda. El vino de la corte de los Reyes Católicos, por 25€ se puede beber un poco de historia. — 15 days ago

Jiménez-Landi

Las Iruelas El Tiemblo Garnacha 2018

Wow….
A sommeliers tip @ Entrevins Valencia…
This is an extraordinary, elegant and filigreed Garnacha, almost Rayas-Like in Its personality and flair…
Very feminine, perfumed, tiny red forestfruit, high-toned notes of fresh flowers like rose-petals, jasmin, verbena, amused, lots of detail and persistence. Indeed, there’s great aromatic precision and a remarkable texture that is impressive for its depth of flavors and finesse. Not your average sweet Grenache fruit-bomb. No…, this truly is something special for the happy few to cherish and savour. So sassy and classy…
— 2 months ago

Sage, Severn and 18 others 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. — 3 months ago

Jimmy Harrigan
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