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.
60% Mourvédre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah
A rare rosé of the region made with very low yields, allowing an interesting complexity. Beautiful nose of red berries, cherries, cherry pit, baked apples, green almonds, long finish and lingering spices. This is an honest, unadorned rosé for wine lovers.
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.
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.
AOP Minervois La Livinière
100% Grenache Noir
A sensuous, rich, velvety, generous wine that seems to offer everything at a glance. Under the blood red robe are hidden all the tender secrets of Andalusia nights, a feria of aromas and spice, complex and alluring. Aged in tank and bottle, no oak because the wine is already so complex! The winemaker says "Be patient with this beauty and in 5 or 10 years it’s a gypsy dream that you’ll see dancing under Seville moonlight in your glass."
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.
60% Grenache Gris, 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah
At the end of winter, from the first rays of the sun, this fresh rosé wine with aromas of red fruits will delight your taste buds. The soft fruit is complemented by a balance between freshness and roundness on the palate. There is an alluring nuttiness in the finish.
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.
50% Merlot, 20% Grenache Noir, 20% Malbec, 10% Syrah
This wine is an interesting blend of Mediterranean and Continental grape varieties. This garnet red will seduce you with lush notes of blackcurrant and raspberries. In the mouth forest strawberries, blackberries and spicy flavors deliver a perfect roundness. The wine is aged half in stainless steel tanks and half in French oak. The mild, melted oak creates soft tannins and brings together a beautiful, easy drinking cuvée with great aromatics and flavors.
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.
Vin de France
This rare cuvée from 100% Macabeu old vines is exceptional. Aromas of pears and honeysuckle carry over into a wine that fills your mouth with lovely weight and texture. Dry but with luscious fruit aromas. A rare pearl!
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
60% Syrah, 40% Grenache
This elegant, organic cuvée shimmers in the glass with ruby and indigo light. Alluring aromas of wild berries are enhanced by hints of tobacco, cocoa, and truffle. A rich, complex palate makes this an “iconic” wine for your most cherished celebrations.