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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 Saint-Chinian Roquebrun 

Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Grenache Noir

The generous nose on this organic red delights with strawberry, cassis and lovely hints of oak. The luxurious mouthfeel is soft, rich and fruity, evolving into grippy tannins. The finale can only be described as GRAND with a second wave of fruit, firm tannins and a smoky aftertaste touched with chocolate.

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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.

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AOP Saint Chinian
48% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 12% Mourvèdre

The ruby and purple reflections of this award-winning, organic red are dazzling. Minerality and freshness infuse each sip. The nose expresses red and black fruit with notes of herbal garrigue and spices. The palate is full, silky, and soft. Oak flows into noble spice aromas in the lovely, lingering finish.

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Exclusively Available in our Tasting Room


Vin de France 

100% Roussanne

This lively biodynamic wine is made from hand harvested white Roussanne grapes but vinified like a red wine-with five days of juice and skin contact. The result is a delicious and complex orange wine with mimosa, saffron, stone and yuzu flavors. It changes beautifully as it breathes and opens up.  It is heavenly with Curried Chicken Salad!

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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.

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IGP Côtes Catalanes
60% Grenache Noir, 40% Syrah

This organic rosé dazzles with intense red fruit aromas of ripe raspberries. Lively on the palate, even tangy, its freshness lingers then resolves into bright minerality. The family-run domaine was founded in the early days of the Languedoc-Roussillon’s wine making renaissance. The vineyards lie in a valley where every one of the vineyard owners farms organically, so this is the purest fruit anywhere.

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AOP Minervois
70% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 5% 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 as well as your guests. The soft fruit is complemented by a balance between freshness and roundness on the palate. There is an alluring nuttiness in the finish.  This is an everyday charmer with grilled shrimp or your favorite pizza.

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Vin de France
100% Carignan

Carignan is KING of red grapes here!  Totally adapted to this rough climate this is a stunning varietal if you keep yield low.  Dark red fruit, leather tones and smashing fresh finish. Carignan is seeing something of a renaissance as old vines (and these are over 100 years old) and small yields make a lovely, concentrated, big wine.  Only 200 cases produced.

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AOP Minervois
100% Carignan

Food Pairing:  This is a cool night companion with grilled duck breast, pheasant Milanese with wild mushrooms or a fabulous dry aged rib eye with garlic butter!!

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AOP La Clape
60% Syrah, 40% Grenache

This rich organic red blends Grenache Noir and Syrah. An inviting deep ruby sparkles in the glass, and this wine’s dense fragrance reveals black cherry, ripe red fruit, and a hint of violet. Flavors of plum, licorice, almond, and sweet spices glide into a lingering finish with round soft tannins.

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AOP Côtes du Roussillon - Caramany Villages
70% Syrah, 30% Carignan

An organic cuvée with a dazzling garnet color, Le Plus Joli emanates aromas of blackcurrants then blossoms into violets, licorice, and cocoa. The light structure and silky texture of this unforgettable wine will enchant you.

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Exclusively Available in our Tasting Room


AOP Corbière Boutenac
35% Carignan, 35% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre

An organic blend of Carignan, Mourvèdre and Grenache, Indécent expresses bold fruit with notes of spice and wood.  The sultry flavors linger with an extra long finish. The 80-year-old Carignan vines impart the rich character of this biodynamic domaine’s distinct terroir.

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