This was the second wine I experienced from Eden Canyon. With all the attributes I have bestowed on the 2007 E/C Estate, the same is true for Jolie, yet the Merlot blend, strikingly compares with the amazing flavors of actual French Bordeaux wines I have enjoyed. This prompted me to ask the owner/winemaker how this was accomplished. Her secret was reluctantly shared, after I pledged not to tell on the life of my first born. Suffice it to say that nature has been kind to this remote little vineyard, out in the middle of Nowhere, CA. Every Jolie vintage I have tasted since has been a delight. Worth it? Yes!!