Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend

9.546 ratings
9.518 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
Ira Schwartz

Make sure you are sitting when you start smelling this. Spice , earth , red fruit with hints of some darker fruit and incense leap at you. The palate shows more reticent giving you primary fruit and acid that lingers in the mouth. Swims in your mouth like a great white shark. Will not open another for at least 5+ years.

Make sure you are sitting when you start smelling this. Spice , earth , red fruit with hints of some darker fruit and incense leap at you. The palate shows more reticent giving you primary fruit and acid that lingers in the mouth. Swims in your mouth like a great white shark. Will not open another for at least 5+ years.

Jul 21st, 2018
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

10

Rajat had this 6 years ago

Rajat had this 6 years ago

2 people found it helpfulMay 20th, 2014
Jason Chang

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

9.8

Un-be-lievable!! Had the 08 for thanksgiving. This is light years beyond it. France doing what it does best contrasting with Napa Grenache: nice integrated red (not blue) fruit with some kick on the back end. Somehow hitting beautiful secondary notes (and maybe tertiary?) at a young age. Feels like it could age forever. Need to get another to try in 10 years. This and Henri Bonneau are my two fav Grenache, if you haven't tried check them out!

Un-be-lievable!! Had the 08 for thanksgiving. This is light years beyond it. France doing what it does best contrasting with Napa Grenache: nice integrated red (not blue) fruit with some kick on the back end. Somehow hitting beautiful secondary notes (and maybe tertiary?) at a young age. Feels like it could age forever. Need to get another to try in 10 years. This and Henri Bonneau are my two fav Grenache, if you haven't tried check them out!

Dec 25th, 2016
Craig Haserot

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

9.6

Outside liar. Killer.

Outside liar. Killer.

Aug 20th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.4

Beautiful, classic Rayas. Excellent brush and underbrush. Wonderful Grenache spiciness.

Beautiful, classic Rayas. Excellent brush and underbrush. Wonderful Grenache spiciness.

Oct 10th, 2014
Col McBryde

Winemaker Some Young Punks Wines

9.2

Blanc

Blanc

Aug 22nd, 2014
Aaron Pott

Grenache at its elegant best.

Grenache at its elegant best.

Apr 21st, 2014
Stems & Skins

Sommelier/Beverage Manager Husk Restaurant

9.4

These wines are truly unique expressions of grenache. Power and nuance. Over the top

These wines are truly unique expressions of grenache. Power and nuance. Over the top

Jan 21st, 2014
Logan Griffin

Sommelier Blackberry Farm

9.8

Masculine and powerful. Black fruit spice and organic

Masculine and powerful. Black fruit spice and organic

Apr 29th, 2013
Dale Cruse

2005 Chateau Rayas

2005 Chateau Rayas

Mar 27th, 2013