Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend

9.710 ratings
9.74 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache Blend
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Reddish tawny color. Edges suggest its old. Notes of strawberry, raspberry, iron, roses. Some zing and power in the nose. Slaps your face when tasted. Sappy. Powerful impact. Long finish. Other guesses were in Burgundy land eg Griotte but I went with 90 Rayas. Bingo.

Tasted blind. Reddish tawny color. Edges suggest its old. Notes of strawberry, raspberry, iron, roses. Some zing and power in the nose. Slaps your face when tasted. Sappy. Powerful impact. Long finish. Other guesses were in Burgundy land eg Griotte but I went with 90 Rayas. Bingo.

Dec 8th, 2019
Michael Baldonado

Ripe red fruit jumping out of the glass with an array of light herbs and finished with a bright and silky finish. Such a gorgeous wine that I will never forget!

Ripe red fruit jumping out of the glass with an array of light herbs and finished with a bright and silky finish. Such a gorgeous wine that I will never forget!

3 people found it helpfulDec 5th, 2015
Ian Blackburn

Wine of the flight at learnaboutwine's (now wineLA) Top Wines tasting - House of Blues. Color: Grenache/brick NOSE: Amazing bouquet of tomato paste, olive tapenade, herb, stone, ((did not need to taste to love)) MOUTH: textured, refined, fresh, amazingly balanced and reminiscent of the legendary 1985 with perhaps a nudge of newer wood. Score 98 points (N2self - one of my greatest bottles this year)

Wine of the flight at learnaboutwine's (now wineLA) Top Wines tasting - House of Blues. Color: Grenache/brick NOSE: Amazing bouquet of tomato paste, olive tapenade, herb, stone, ((did not need to taste to love)) MOUTH: textured, refined, fresh, amazingly balanced and reminiscent of the legendary 1985 with perhaps a nudge of newer wood. Score 98 points (N2self - one of my greatest bottles this year)

2 people found it helpfulOct 9th, 2014
Alvaro Bustillos

Reynard dinner by daniel johannes withe morrell wines - pressoir - la paulee @ benno in nyc
Z4
Mazf
Fede B
Gonzalo

Reynard dinner by daniel johannes withe morrell wines - pressoir - la paulee @ benno in nyc
Z4
Mazf
Fede B
Gonzalo

Mar 4th, 2020
Ron Siegel

Wow! Perfect btl from the Palais Coburg’s cellar. Still very youthful that gained weight with air showing dark cherry, strawberry, kirsch, blood orange, rose petal, licorice, white pepper, mineral & earth. Rayas Heaven!!!

Wow! Perfect btl from the Palais Coburg’s cellar. Still very youthful that gained weight with air showing dark cherry, strawberry, kirsch, blood orange, rose petal, licorice, white pepper, mineral & earth. Rayas Heaven!!!

Feb 24th, 2019
Jay Boberg

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May 6th, 2016
Yui Numata

V85
まだまだフレッシュさもある
エレガント、エキス、素晴らしい

V85
まだまだフレッシュさもある
エレガント、エキス、素晴らしい

Jan 11th, 2015
James Cahill

One of the occupational hazards of this great wine hobby of ours is Fraudulent wines. Unfortunately, we happened upon one at our social distance wine gathering BBQ on my friends porch last night. It was the strong unanimous opinion of the group that this was not Rayas and not even a cleaver knock-off. There was none of that beautiful Rayas translucency in the color and there was even some hints of Syrah in this fake. Caveat Emptor my friends.

One of the occupational hazards of this great wine hobby of ours is Fraudulent wines. Unfortunately, we happened upon one at our social distance wine gathering BBQ on my friends porch last night. It was the strong unanimous opinion of the group that this was not Rayas and not even a cleaver knock-off. There was none of that beautiful Rayas translucency in the color and there was even some hints of Syrah in this fake. Caveat Emptor my friends.

Jul 3rd, 2020
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.6

Ronnie had this 2 months ago

Ronnie had this 2 months ago

May 30th, 2022
Keith Browning

Keith had this 6 years ago

Keith had this 6 years ago

Apr 24th, 2016