Solis Winery’s 2005 Estate Merlot was meticulously crafted in Santa Clara Valley’s unique winegrowing region and showcases the well-structured, richly textured red wines for which the charming valley is becoming well known. The recipient of a Gold Medal at the Orange County Fair Wine Competition and a Gold Medal at the Best of the Bay Wine Competition, the Solis 2005 Merlot is an impressive accomplishment in this historical American Viticultural Area (AVA). This Merlot was also awarded a Silver Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and a Silver Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. Dark ruby in color, the Merlot exudes aromas of ripe boysenberry and plums framed by toasted oak. A sleek entry is filled with flavors of berries supported by a rich textured mid-palate that leads into a smooth, lingering finish. [+]