2014 Rayas Côtes du Rhône La Pialade

Posted by Ian McFadden

Château Rayas is one of the most storied, mythical and mysterious in the southern Rhône.

Château Rayas highlights how much elegance, power, and nuance that Grenache is capable of. 

For many people, their Côtes du Rhône La Pialade is the place to witness the profundity that Rayas has to offer. Anytime that we have La Pialade, it quickly disappears. 

La Pialade comes from young vines and declassified wines at Fonsalette, Pignan, and Rayas. La Pialade flaunts all of the deep complexity and brilliant perfume you’d expect from Rayas, but with surprising freshness and immediacy.

You can expect the 2014 La Pialade to possess explosive aromatics and layers of saturating red fruits. There's serious breeding and complexity. It offers an almost overwhelming procession of savory herbs, iron, smoke, and spice. 

La Pialade is one of the wines that hit many people (myself included) in a profound way. It provides equal parts deliciousness, mystery, and regal grandeur. This helps to explain why the wine has become extremely hard to find in quantity. I expect this to sell out fast. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2014 Rayas Côtes du Rhône La Pialade

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