Château Rayas

Pignan Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache

9.558 ratings
9.524 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Ross Chernin

Intense dark blackcurrant and tarragon, cracked black pepper, dark cherry covered in dark chocolate on the nose.

Palate rich, opulant, generous and sharing. Just an incredible amount of flavors to keep track. Black tea, more and more tarragon, black raspberry. Just a hint of alcohol at the finish. Every flavor and texture has direction and intention.

Intense dark blackcurrant and tarragon, cracked black pepper, dark cherry covered in dark chocolate on the nose.

Palate rich, opulant, generous and sharing. Just an incredible amount of flavors to keep track. Black tea, more and more tarragon, black raspberry. Just a hint of alcohol at the finish. Every flavor and texture has direction and intention.

Jul 10th, 2020
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.9

Absolutely gorgeous

Absolutely gorgeous

Dec 19th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Pignan is a lesser cuvée made by Chateau Rayas. Leather, red currant with soft tannins. Medium bodied and delicious from a good year. 100% Grenache from the northern or cooler section of CdP. An excellent match with a wonderful chicken dish.

Pignan is a lesser cuvée made by Chateau Rayas. Leather, red currant with soft tannins. Medium bodied and delicious from a good year. 100% Grenache from the northern or cooler section of CdP. An excellent match with a wonderful chicken dish.

Aug 11th, 2018
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.6

Bordering on ethereal! Complex, floral, savory nose; luscious, silky, deep and great length and structure. Thanks @Tran Hai for putting this on list at Mandolin - last bottle now consumed!

Bordering on ethereal! Complex, floral, savory nose; luscious, silky, deep and great length and structure. Thanks @Tran Hai for putting this on list at Mandolin - last bottle now consumed!

Apr 29th, 2015
Jim Kuhner

Sales/Marketing, Dunstan

9.2

Pretty, floral, animal, tomato leaf, slightly juicy. The vintage is coming through. Prefer the 05, but not complaining!

Pretty, floral, animal, tomato leaf, slightly juicy. The vintage is coming through. Prefer the 05, but not complaining!

Feb 7th, 2015
Douglas Warner

Owner Keplinger Wines

9.7

KILLER!!

KILLER!!

May 17th, 2014
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.4

Might have liked this more that '98 Beaucastel the night before. Is that ok?

Might have liked this more that '98 Beaucastel the night before. Is that ok?

Feb 21st, 2014
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

10

Wow! Great vintage and definitely accessible now. Must rival the Rayas...silky, perfumed, ethereal, great structure and length. Need to find more!

Wow! Great vintage and definitely accessible now. Must rival the Rayas...silky, perfumed, ethereal, great structure and length. Need to find more!

Jun 21st, 2013
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

8.7

Not a great bottle sadly

Not a great bottle sadly

Feb 17th, 2013
Sylvain Rhainds

2007

Dec 7th, 2019