Taste our Vino
Can't get enough of M? Neither can we. In fact, we even put a bit of M into the wine we serve our guests. You'll find our very own Marnell wine label, Marinelli's available at all our fine dining restaurants and in our wine bar Hostile Grape. The name Marinelli's might sound familiar and that's because it's also the name of our Italian restaurant. Marinelli's wine comes exclusively from the Marnell family vineyard located in Lockeford, California and can only be found here at M!
There are five different selections of Marinelli's wine to choose from at our resort. If you visit Hostile Grape you can sample all of these wines (and 155 others) by the glass.
Made from the classic Italian grape grown in the best areas of California, Marinelli's Sangiovese has ripe aromas of red and black raspberry with a touch of bread dough. The wine projects flavors of rhubarb, blackberry and spicy notes. Its finish is marked by sweet tannins, brandied cherries and almond biscotti. This Sangiovese is made with both punch cap fermentation in open tanks and closed tanks. Each lot is aged separately for 20 months in French and Eastern European Oak barrels.
The Chardonnay from the Marinelli's wine label has notes of pineapple and honeysuckle. It's crisp, fresh and bright with citrus and green apple flavors and subtle oak notes. Marnielli's Chardonnay is a medium-full bodied wine, rich with excellent acid balance and firm texture. This wine is barrel fermented and aged for nine months in specially-made French oak barrels.
This bright and crisp Pinot Grigio is dry with a rich fruit center. It's pressed directly to a stainless steel tank and is cold fermented for three months. It is then aged in stainless steel tanks before bottling. This particular wine on the Marinelli's label pairs perfectly with a wide range of cuisines.
The aromas of ripe plum, clove and hints of damp leaves come out immediately in Marinelli's Cabarnet Franc. Black currant and pungent clove flavors abound on the palate followed by sweet tobacco, cedar plank and a welcome shot of tannin on the smooth finish. The Cabarnet Franc is punch cap fermented and then balance fermented in stainless steel tanks using the pump-over process. It is aged for 18 months in a combination of old French and European cooperage.
The Marinelli's Merlot has plum and blueberry on the nose, firm tannin, medium plus body, plum and blueberry on the palate and a touch of oak on the finish. It shows balance and richness with distinct Merlot flavors. It's fermented on the skins for eight days and aged for 22 months in French oak barrels.
You might see a few bottles here and there because we occasionally give some of our signature label out for gift days. Want to take part in our gift days? Simply sign up for an iMagine Rewards Card and you might be lucky enough to snag your own bottle in the future. Otherwise, you can also sample a glass or two at any of our restaurants.