Chateau Rayas "La Pialade" Cotes du Rhone 2014 (Southern Rhone, France)

Chateau Rayas "La Pialade" Cotes du Rhone 2014
(Southern Rhone, France)

Regular price $100.00 Sale price $89.97 Save $10.03


Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Stephen Tanzer's Interntationl Wine Cellar (2010 Vintage):

"Bright red. Spicy raspberry and fresh flowers on the highly fragrant nose. Silky, smooth and precise, delivering energetic flavors of raspberry, lavender pastille and spicecake. Nicely aromatic and seamless on the gently tannic, very long finish. Those interested in seeing what the excitement is about for Rayas should check this one out." -Josh Raynolds (June 2012)

90 Points - Josh Raynolds (2009 Vintage):
(80% grenache, 15% cinsault and 5% syrah; made from fruit that didn't make the cut for Rayas, Pignan or Fonsalette): Vivid red. Intense, spice-accented aromas and flavors of raspberry, dark cherry and anise, with a spicy quality gaining power with air. Juicy and deeply pitched, with impressive finishing power and persistence. Emmanuel Reynaud suggests that this wine will be at its best in about 2014." - Josh Raynolds (May 2012)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2009 Vintage):
"The bottled 2009s start with their least expensive wine, a cuvee that is assembled after all the selections are made for Rayas, Fonsalette and Pignan, the Cotes du Rhone La Pialade. The 2009 is one of the finest examples of this offering they have yet made. It has a medium deep ruby color in addition to copious notes of strawberries, roasted herbs, seaweed and black cherries, surprising intensity and more meatiness and flesh than most vintages have possessed. It should drink well for 5-7 years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr (Oct 2011)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2008 Vintage):
A blend of all the culled out lots from Fonsalette and Rayas, the 2008 Rayas Cotes du Rhone La Pialade offers lovely strawberry, roasted Provencal herb and loamy soil notes as well as a medium-bodied, quaffable style. Drink it over the next 2-4 years." - Robert Parker (Oct 2010)