Encore’s Sinatra dining room rang with praise for Frank Sinatra’s daughter Tina and granddaughter Amanda at the Sinatra Family Estates dinner on June 18, where the evening’s guests of honor—two limited-edition Sinatra family wines—were thoughtfully paired with complementary dishes by chef Theo Schoenegger.
Guests found the inaugural 2007 vintage of “Come Fly With Me” to be a supple, food-adoring Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blend with currant, black cherry and marzipan notes on the nose; rich, concentrated cherry flavors; and hints of leather and spice. Just 500 cases were released six months ago.
Savvy diners swooned over the even more rare 2008 “La Voce,” a Tuscan blend (90 percent Sangiovese, 10 percent Colorino) offering hints of blackberry liqueur, dried flowers and cassis, elegant tannins and a luxuriant finish. Of the just 250 cases soon to be in existence, three were bottled early especially for this event, and hand-labeled by Wynn-Encore executive director of wine, Danielle Price, a partner in Sinatra Family Estates and an accomplished winemaker herself.
These two wines represent Frank’s own taste in wine. “There was no one like him in the world,” Tina said, a sentiment we all too happily drank to.