Named for Frank’s first number one album, the limited-edition wine is the collaboration of Danielle Price, Executive Wine Director of Wynn Resorts, and Sinatra’s three children, Tina, Nancy, and Frank Jr., and granddaughter Amanda Erlinger.
The 2007 Sinatra Family Estates Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from estate vineyards near the northern end of Napa Valley in Calistoga, a region known for its climate that yields exceptionally firm, ripe wines. Price worked closely with the estate to create the unique vintage, which has garnered critical acclaim for its deep purple color and rich taste of concentrated cherry with hints of leather and spice.
“This special vintage is a true testament to Mr. Sinatra as an entertainer and as someone who appreciated fine food and wine,” says Price. “It is an honor to raise a glass with Frank’s beloved family.”
To honor the entertainer’s enduring legacy, the event will be held at Sinatra at Encore Las Vegas, the only restaurant sanctioned by the Sinatra family to bear Frank’s namesake. The restaurant is helmed by three-star (Los Angeles Times) chef Theo Schoenegger, who only uses the finest seasonal ingredients in his dishes—a commitment to quality he shares with the Sinatra family.
The festivities begin in the courtyard of Sinatra, where guests can unwind with cocktails and canapés under the stars. The reception will then shift to the restaurant’s dining room, where Schoenegger will present a four-course menu of refined Italian dishes for a seated dinner. Guests can also preview La Voce, the Sinatra Family Estates Italian wine slated for release in September 2010.
Schoenegger’s Gamberi e Cannellini alla Toscana (Santa Barbara spot prawns, cannellini beans, rosemary oil) is paired with Bella Vista Franciacorta sparkling wine, while Agnolotti con Tartufo Estivo (small pockets of pasta, bufala ricotta, fine herbs, fresh summer truffle) is accompanied by the La Voce Sangiovese. The 2007 Sinatra Family Estates Cabernet Sauvignon is paired with Fileto di Bue (beef tenderloin, porcini mushrooms, red wine braised spring onions)—a perfect complement to the round, lush wine.
“We are very excited about this wine and our collaboration with Danielle and this beautiful property,” says Erlinger. “My grandfather loved exceptional food and wine, and this dinner at his namesake restaurant couldn’t be a better way to celebrate.”
The seated four-course dinner begins at 7pm and costs $175/person.
To purchase tickets, please contact Rustin Jensen at 702.770.2249.
For more information on Sinatra Family Estates, please visit sinatrafamilyestates.com.