Planeta 2005 Merlot is a good wine. Nothing to write home about, but it tastes fine. It leaves a kind of woodsy cedar taste in your mouth that is pleasant and goes down easy. My issue with this wine is the price. Creeping up to almost $40 a bottle I feel is a little steep, as I can get two bottles of a different wine for the same price, of equal or better quality. I have no problem putting out the cash for a more expensive wine; however, I feel this wine is not worth the price and is more suited to the $20 price range. My advice, sit this one out, its fine in taste, but there are a lot of wines that are fine in taste for a lot cheaper.