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Princess and The Bear

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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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IGP Vallée du Paradis
50% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 20% Grenache Noir

Notes of ripe fruit and wood harmonize in this bold blend of Merlot, Syrah, and Grenache Noir. Firm tannins and a fine structure enhance the warming spiciness. The cooperative donates a portion of sales to protecting biodiversity, including rebuilding the stone wall habitat of the reptilian namesake of this stunning cuvée—Timon Lepidus.

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A.O.P. Languedoc
40% Bourboulenc, 30% Vermentino, 30% Clairette

Food pairing: Seafood heaven! Grilled halibut with pineapple-red pepper salsa; shrimp salad with chutney mayonnaise; seabass-cabbage spring rolls with ginger and chili dipping sauce. Delicious!

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2018 Vintage on White Wine page
 

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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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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AOP Picpoul de Pinet
100% Picpoul

Picpoul is at home as a native grape at the Domaine La Croix Gratiot located near the Mediterranean shore. Night-harvesting preserves the fruity aromas and floral notes of this crisp white wine. Expect lively acidity with bright flavors of citrus and green tree fruit. The salty sea breeze produces a dry but wonderfully aromatic wine

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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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IGP Pays de Caux 
85% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Franc

This organic, medium-bodied red boasts sultry aromas of black fruit, smoky spices and herbs that enhance an opulent palate of complex fruitiness, Asian spices and Sichuan pepper. Syrah blended with Cabernet Franc imparts a beautiful, clear ruby color.

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IGP Pays d'Oc
Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon

Aromas of raspberry, strawberry and currant mingle with pink pepper and caramel pudding in this singular rosé. A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s tangy on the palate and eminently drinkable. The family-run winery practices Reasoned Agriculture, an approach to viticulture that balances farming and wine production with biodiversity, environmental and animal welfare, and the health of the surrounding lands.

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AOP Malpere 
50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec

Raise a glass of dazzling garnets with this Merlot-dominant blend. Entrancing aromas of cherry, dark fruit, and sweet spices are touched with roasted oak.  The fruit blooms in a very ripe mouth and nuances of macerated fruit integrate the medium tannins. With a beautiful classicism, this cuvée will evolve with grace.

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IGP Pays d'Oc
100% Sauvignon Blanc

This sun-kissed Sauvignon Blanc has a lively, refreshing and expressive character with none of the grassiness typical of Sauvignon blanc grapes grown in cooler climes. Warm, friendly and super drinkable, this crowd-pleaser is loved by novices and professional tasters alike.

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IGP Pays D'Oc
25% Ugni Blanc, 21% Vermentino, 19% Roussanne, 19% Viognier, 8% Marsanne, 8% Sauvignon Blanc

An elegant blend of six different grapes, this white presents a soft, full and fruity palate with a refreshing, dry finish. The aroma is initially flinty then resolves into an appealing citrus flower bouquet. The domaine, Terre Des 2 Sources, is the realization of a dream shared by two couples — to find the best land and wine-growing environment and to craft exceptional wines.

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IGP Pays d'Oc
50% Vermentino, 30% Roussanne, 20% White Grenache 

This organic beauty is a blend of Vermentino, Roussanne, and Grenache Blanc from vineyards near the sparkling Mediterranean.  The sea and the wild garrigue of herbs infuse the fruit and give the wine an aromatic complexity, creating a perfectly balanced, dry white wine with finesse.

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