Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend

9.542 ratings
9.514 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache Blend
Beef, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pasta, Tomato-Based, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Venison
Top Notes For
Josh Orr

amazing nose of herbs and sweet red fruit. Super soft on palate with great texture. #cdp #msclassic #icon

amazing nose of herbs and sweet red fruit. Super soft on palate with great texture. #cdp #msclassic #icon

Feb 20th, 2016
Aaron Meeker

Sales & Marketing Vine Street Imports

9.2

Rayas is always better in mag

Rayas is always better in mag

Jul 19th, 2014
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.0

Peppery, herbal goodness

Peppery, herbal goodness

Feb 13th, 2014
Jim Knight

Crazy good! Don't worry the Vacheron cheese was paired with 03 Rolet Vin Juane.

Crazy good! Don't worry the Vacheron cheese was paired with 03 Rolet Vin Juane.

Jan 12th, 2014
Collin-Peter Casey

Northern California Sales Manager Weygandt-Metzler Importing

8.5

My fridge kinda got the best of the label. Wine needs another ten years.

My fridge kinda got the best of the label. Wine needs another ten years.

Dec 1st, 2012
Michael Park

Perfect after an hour decant

Perfect after an hour decant

Oct 8th, 2018
Henrik Scheller

Perfect balance, very elegant Style

Perfect balance, very elegant Style

Nov 22nd, 2017
Michael Park

Just fantastic

Just fantastic

Nov 22nd, 2017
Diana Eng

1996. So complex, yet delicate. Red and black fruit (strawberries and cherries) leather, evolved into some slight smoke on the finish for a short period and then dried herbs and tea. Floral, but also slightly funky on the nose.

1996. So complex, yet delicate. Red and black fruit (strawberries and cherries) leather, evolved into some slight smoke on the finish for a short period and then dried herbs and tea. Floral, but also slightly funky on the nose.

Jul 2nd, 2017
Ron Siegel

Rayas! Is there a better CDP on the planet? I actually like some of the off vintages better than the RP high scorers. My favorite vintage is the 2000 which is so Burgundian like and served blind has fooled a few MS's for GC Burgundy. The 96 also follows the same traits where you don't have the hot, ripe traits of the 03 & 07. Rayas is a standout of its peers and will always have a place in my cellar.

Rayas! Is there a better CDP on the planet? I actually like some of the off vintages better than the RP high scorers. My favorite vintage is the 2000 which is so Burgundian like and served blind has fooled a few MS's for GC Burgundy. The 96 also follows the same traits where you don't have the hot, ripe traits of the 03 & 07. Rayas is a standout of its peers and will always have a place in my cellar.

Oct 1st, 2016