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Princess and The Bear

Archive Cellar

All of the wines we carry at Princess and Bear have small case productions and as each vintage varies from year to year, we want to offer tasting notes and technical information on past vintages we've carried for reference.

Below is a list of sold out wines. Click the wine name below to view the Languedoc-Roussillon sommelier’s tasting notes.

These wines are made by the most passionate winemakers and have a finesse and complexity that will keep you coming back for more. Many of the winemakers are contrarian and make wines in their own passionate way regardless of tradition or requirements to be an AOC wine.

Our many organic selections are presented below with the European Union organic leaf designation. Organic wines in the EU can use small amounts of organic sulphur, which helps make the wines remain stable over time.

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AOP Minervois
100% Syrah

The dark fruit, powerful spices, and herbaceous aromas of this Syrah entice the senses. The rich, upfront mouthfeel resolves into silky tannins. Surrender to the lingering finish...until your next luscious sip. Domaine Borie de Maurel practices organic and biodynamic agriculture.

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IGP Côtes Catalanes
50% Grenache Noir, 50% Syrah

This lovely soft pink beauty is more complex than you might think on first look.  She begins with aromas of pink grapefruit and cherries followed by more subtle notes of raspberry and rose petals.  The palate has lovely and lively  acidity balanced with the red fruit flavors infused with vanilla and peaches. The wine is vinified using wild yeast so there is a slightly unruly character to this beauty.

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AOP La Clape
40% Bourboulenc, 40% Grenache Blanc, 10% Viognier, 5% Marsanne, 5% Roussanne

Elegant and lively, this organic cuvée blends white Grenache and Bourboulenc with lovely touches of Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. Herbaceous and floral notes highlight an appealing minerality from the white stones characteristic of the appellation.  A round and precise mouth with delicate texture resolve into a long, bright finish.

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IGP Pays d'Oc
50% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, 20% Cabernet

Ripe strawberry flavors and minerality won this delicate beauty the Bronze Medal in 2019 from the Independent Winegrowers Competition (Vignerons Independants Concours) and from our 2019 tasting panel.  A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet, this rosé is silky on the mouth yet crisp.

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IGP Pays d’OC
100% Sauvignon Blanc

This vibrant 100% Sauvignon Blanc expresses the primary aromas of this worldwide famous grape.  Grown here in a hot climate it delivers aromas of citrus, white flowers, and pear.  The exotic palate is balanced between freshness and roundness with a finish that is long and distinctive. The vineyards are Terra Vitis certified and the wine made by award-winning winemaker Diane Losfelt.

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AOP Saint-Chinian

65% Syrah, 20% Old Carignan, 15% Grenache Noir

This organic red delights with its aromatic sweetness of vanilla and chocolate. Cashew and a touch of smokiness round out the nose. The generous mouthfeel is soft and elegant, yet expressive. A “signature” of this domaine, Cuvée Signée embodies the Saint-Chinian terroir and the Domaine des Jougla style — tradition  balanced with innovation making this an all time favorite red wine.

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A.O.P. Faugères
70% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne
Food pairing: This wine which comes from “The Cathedral“ vineyard will bring you to your knees when served with Blue Cheese and Pear pastry appetizers; Roast Yuzu Chicken and Japanese slaw with Mirin Vinaigrette; or Tagliatelle of Wild Mushrooms.

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AOP Minervois

75% Cinsault, 20% Grenache Noir, 5% Syrah

The aromatic persistence of this Grenache Noir, Cinsault and Syrah blend seduces with finesse and elegance.  A delicate blush in the glass, this organic rosé offers refined aromas of red fruit and a round, well-balanced palate.  The wines of this family domaine are the legacy of four generations of winemaking wisdom.

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AOP Fitou
40% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 30% Syrah

“It’s another winner from this estate that offers a supple, sexy and medium to full-bodied personality to go with great aromas and flavors of blackberry and black cherry fruit, roasted herbs, leather and licorice.  Sweetly fruity, beautifully textured and with terrific purity of fruit.”  Jeb Dunnock, Wine Advocate

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Fitou Cuvée

50% Mourvèdre, 30% Carignan, 20% Grenache 

Food Pairing: In order to reveal the full potential of this wine with a strong antioxidant Mourvèdre slowly emerging, it is best to wait 4 to 5 years for it to reach maturity and thus open its aromatic palette, or it is imperative to decant it 5 to 7 hours before eating it. This will reveal the very strong character of this wine both on the very ripe black fruits but also and especially on the notes of roasting, cocoa or cinnamon.

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AOP Languedoc
90% Syrah, 10% Viognier

This soft, peach-colored organic rosé was unanimously selected by our 2019 tasting panel. A lively blend of Syrah and Viognier, Rosé Entrecoeur delights the palate with wild strawberry and a touch of citrus. Produced by a family-owned vineyard in the heart of the Languedoc-Roussillon, this is an all-day summer and fall rosé.

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AOP Saint Chinian
80% Syrah, 20% Grenache

An alluring, purple-faceted ruby in the glass, this Syrah-dominant blend expresses concentrated blackcurrant fruit while maintaining an alluring complex palate. Aromas of truffles, passionfruit, licorice, and cocoa harmonize with a fine spiciness, long finish, and well-integrated oak.

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