Trefethen, Merlot, 2007

Excellent vineyard, excellent wine. Balanced tones with hints of black currants and an undertone of peppery oak, this Merlot from Trefethen winery from 2007 is a keeper. It should age very well. Despite the $35 price tag, it's actually not that expensive given its quality and the median price of wines from Napa valley. The winery is also a must-see, with friendly staff and a cork tree outside.