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.
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.
AOP Saint Chinian
45% Syrah, 40% Grenache Noir, 15% Cinsault
Dark red fruit, spiciness, leather tones, and a long finish make this an all-occassion, “knife-and-fork” wine. A hearty Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault blend, Cuvée des Chevaliers reflects the rich history of the Milhau Lacugue estate, which was the site of a Roman villa and later offered rest and refreshment to medieval pilgrims en route to sacred sites in Spain.
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.
AOP Picpoul de Pinet
100% Picpoul Blanc
Brilliant and clear, this pure Picpoul Blanc presents a fresh, structured palate with a lingering minerality to the finish. Relish the expressive nose of citrus, grapefruit, and kumquats. The domaine practices biodynamic and reasoned agriculture, working in harmony with nature and the environment.
30% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 30% Vermentino, 10% Viognier
This easy-drinking, fresh white wine is one of our most popular wines. Viognier grapes impart enticing floral and fruity aromas while the White Grenache adds a pleasant acidity and long finish. This wine hails from vineyards tended with sustainable farming methods on the coveted schiste soil of the Berlou micro-appellation.
IGP Pays D’Oc
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
From the brilliant female winemaker Verena Wyss, this “beautiful song” bewitches with aromas of spice, licorice and cassis and notes of graphite. Bold complexity is balanced with smooth tannins and structure in an organic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.
70% Grenache blanc, 15% Carignan Blanc, 15% Roussanne
L'Égrisee brings refinement and delicious freshness without excessive exuberance, a touch of class that perhaps explains the meaning of its name, “diamond dust.” This all-occasion white is balanced yet lively with aromas of white fruit, flowers, fennel, and almond.
40% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah
This organic blend is Mourvedre dominant with deep red fruit on the palate, followed by herbs and spices, a rich finish, and firm but velvety tannins. Recommend decanting for one hour prior to enjoying it at its fullest potential.
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.
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.
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.
AOP Coteaux-du-Languedoc Saint-Georges-d'Orques
75% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 10% Grenache Noir
The winemaker reserves the best Syrah grapes for this bold, ruby-colored Grand Cru. Heady aromas of cigar, deep red fruit and garrigue are followed by mouth-filling flavor and fine tannins. The long finish satisfies with notes of bergamot and eucalyptus.