35 dollars: Marble Hill "The Secret" Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2013
When I lived in the Adelaide Hills I rented a house from Patricia and Edwin Michell and this is their wine from a paradisal vineyard nestled in a clearing in the woods.
If Marilyn Monroe had been a wine she would have been Marble Hill "The Secret" Chardonnay 2013! Forget the etching of a gothic manor on the label, this wine is a bombshell, popping out of its corset and ebullient with coquettish one-liners. This is a wine of simple pleasures but with just enough idiosyncracies to intrigue the eyes, nose and tongue.