This weeks wine of the week is a special one because it’s from our most recent trip to Hawaii. We stayed in Honolulu and tried this bottle at Roy’s Restaurant in Waikiki. I had actually tasted this wine at other restaurants in Oahu and loved it so much that we got a bottle that time around. This red rhone is bursting with flavors of berries, peppercorn, plum, cherry, lavender and a touch of smoky wood. While those flavors sound intense, all the notes combined created a smooth and wonderful profile that was very easy on the palette. About $35 for the bottle (overpriced because we purchased it directly from the restaurant) I’m sure you could find it for a better deal through your local wine shop or online. Highly recommended!