Let’s be Frank

The Sinatra Family Estates wines celebrate Sinatra in every sip

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.