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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 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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AOP Rivesaltes Ambre
100% Grenache Blanc (White Grenache)

Food Pairings: Divine with room temperature Roquefort cheese, alone or on thin slices of baguette or crackers.  If you love sweets it will be fabulous with Spiced Chiffon Pumpkin Pie.  Or try it with Spiced Cake and Whipped Cream or a Hazelnut Chocolate Tart with Whipped Ginger-Marscapone Cream.  Yuuuum!

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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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A.O.P. Cabardès
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Syrah

Food Pairing: We don’t have favorites, but let’s just say if no one buys this wine, Bear will be overjoyed!  Lose yourself with this wine and Oven Roasted Rosemary-Laced Veal Chops; Beef Tenderloin with Bone Marrow-Bordelaise Sauce; Crispy Duck Pancakes with Hoisin Sauce.

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AOP Faugères
95% Syrah, 5% Grenache Noir

This “big wine” showcases Syrah at its best, grown on schiste vineyards. The nose is fragrant with red and black fruit and, when young, a hint of vanilla. The generous mouthfeel and round, luscious tannins resolve into a silky, lingering finish.  Le Fou du Rec is a product of sustainable agriculture and has long aging potential.

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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 Corbières 
40% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 30% Syrah

Dazzling carmine reflections light up each glass of this organic blend of Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah. Aromas of black fruit entwine with notes of Mediterranean spice. The tannins are bold and silky.

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IGP Côtes Catalanes
35% Muscat, 35% Macabeu, 15% Viognier, 15% Grenache

Ripe yellow peach, vanilla, acacia, and honeysuckle create a stunning, concentrated nose in this organic white blend. The palate is immediately soft and luscious, with flavors of peach yogurt, mango, and pear puree. The gentle finish lingers with sweet spices of vanilla, cloves, and cinnamon. Unforgettable wine!

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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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AOP Minervois La Liviniere
75% Syrah, 25% Grenache

This organic, biodynamic wine is a blend of Syrah and Grenache from an old, revered domaine in the prized appellation La Livinière.  This sultry, full-bodied red entices with aromas of dark fruit and spice.  Elegant oak flavors taper to a fine, smooth finish.

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AOP Cotes Du Roussillon Villages Tautavel
90% Carignan, 10% Grenache Noir

This organic, Carignan-dominant red was awarded 90 points by Robert Parker.  A supple, easy-drinking cuvée, the mouth is full-bodied and ripe with red fruit. The mild tannins are similar in feel to ground cinnamon. An expressive nose of cherries and red plums balances with a lingering mineral finish, without any overt oak character.

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