E. Reynaud

La Pialade de Rayas Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend

9.2129 ratings
9.246 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

Very light and cloudy. Totally has rayas funk. Starts off very secondary with notes of artichoke, green tobacco, nutmeg and cardamom, then shows some brilliant bright fruit (cranberry, cherry, and grapefruit rind). Elegant and feminine. Truly Grenache. Give it time in the glass and realize a kaleidoscope.

Very light and cloudy. Totally has rayas funk. Starts off very secondary with notes of artichoke, green tobacco, nutmeg and cardamom, then shows some brilliant bright fruit (cranberry, cherry, and grapefruit rind). Elegant and feminine. Truly Grenache. Give it time in the glass and realize a kaleidoscope.

Jun 27th, 2020
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.4

Gorgeous and striking.

Gorgeous and striking.

Dec 18th, 2019
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.0

The nose of Reynaud wines. Great intensity and depth. Blood orange and spice. Palate was full with notes of cherry and beef blood. Acid was a little low. Needs a few more years to shed some baby fat.

The nose of Reynaud wines. Great intensity and depth. Blood orange and spice. Palate was full with notes of cherry and beef blood. Acid was a little low. Needs a few more years to shed some baby fat.

Feb 2nd, 2019
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

A core of sweet fruit wrapped in spices and carried on a foundation of earth. Shockingly delicate, silken, perfectly balanced. Beautifully evolved and drinking 💪.

A core of sweet fruit wrapped in spices and carried on a foundation of earth. Shockingly delicate, silken, perfectly balanced. Beautifully evolved and drinking 💪.

Aug 25th, 2018
Jennifer Lakari

Sooooo good

Sooooo good

Apr 19th, 2018
Jordan Mackay

Wine Editor San Francisco Magazine

9.0

A great find on the wine list for $65. Still plenty of life, but tannins have receded enough to allow the secondary and tertiary Murphy aromas to come through along with a solid base and gorgeous red fruit.

A great find on the wine list for $65. Still plenty of life, but tannins have receded enough to allow the secondary and tertiary Murphy aromas to come through along with a solid base and gorgeous red fruit.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2015
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.2

Pale crimson and light as a feather. Lace-like, see -through, holographic, gravity-defying.

Pale crimson and light as a feather. Lace-like, see -through, holographic, gravity-defying.

Apr 1st, 2017
Jordan Mackay

Wine Editor San Francisco Magazine

9.5

Absolutely smoking tonight. Impossible complexity, and that's not just for a Cotes du Rhone. Savory and sweet simultaneously with ringing acidity and a gentle flow. Went beautifully alongside swordfish and blood oranges.

Absolutely smoking tonight. Impossible complexity, and that's not just for a Cotes du Rhone. Savory and sweet simultaneously with ringing acidity and a gentle flow. Went beautifully alongside swordfish and blood oranges.

May 5th, 2016
Dan Thomas

Still a baby. White pepper kirsch awesome.

Still a baby. White pepper kirsch awesome.

May 1st, 2016
Michael Housewright

Writer/Photographer Wine Enthusiast Magazine

9.4

Perhaps the finest bottle I've had this year (under 50 bucks). I adore #rayas

Perhaps the finest bottle I've had this year (under 50 bucks). I adore #rayas

Mar 27th, 2016