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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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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.

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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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AOP Minervois
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.

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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
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.

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AOC Coteaux du Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac
75% Grenache Noir, 25% Syrah

Food Pairing:  Serve with Beef Cheek Stew (Daube) with Prunes and Orange

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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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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.

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IGP Coteaux de Fontcaude
100% Vermentino

Fresh-cut herbs and fragrant floral aromas glide into bright tones of grapefruit and lemon in this summer-ready white wine. Made with Vermentino, a classic Mediterranean varietal, the “glug glug factor” of this wine makes it hard to resist, which is why it is one of our most loved wines.

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AOP Minervois La Livinière
100% Grenache Noir

This homage to biodynamic farming named for the Moon, the Queen of the Night, is a fantastic creation from 100% Grenache Noir by the 'Wizard of Feline', Michel Escande.  Earthy, powerful and complex.  Food pairing: Dream of neighboring Andalusia and drink with Chorizo and Chicken Paella; Grilled Harissa Chicken; or Traditional Beef Stew with Sage Cornbread.

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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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