||95 RP - The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon displays beautifully sweet blue and black fruits intermixed with espresso roast, smoked meats, chocolate, and scorched earth. Dense purple in color, deep, rich, broad, with plenty of tannin and concentration as well as noticeable oak, this wine is a massive Cabernet meant for long-term cellaring. I wouldn't touch a bottle for 6 to 8 years, then watch it unfold over the following 25-30. Under their personal label the brilliant husband and wife team of Martha McClellan and Bob Levy turn out 400 cases of a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot all from a mountainside vineyard planted in volcanic soils at a 500-600 foot elevation. The vineyard spacing is unusually close with 2900 vines per acre compared with around 600 vines per acre at many other Napa Cabernet vineyards. Bob Levy has been the winemaker at Harlan Estate since its inception and along with owner Bill Harlan is in the process of making Bond as prodigious as Harlan Estate. Martha McClellan is the winemaker for two Napa Valley superstar cult wineries Blankiet and Sloan. As I have written in the past these efforts are produced by two quiet somewhat reclusive individuals with extraordinary resumes limitless talent and a perfectionist nearly obsessive attitude toward making world-class wines.