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.
Merlot, Syrah, Grenache, Côt (Malbec)
Food Pairing: This wine is full of berry flavors backed up with soft, ripe tannins. Great with beef and duck but also with grilled fish and a Mediterranean ratatouille topping!
Merlot, Grenache, Syrah
Food Pairing: This wine is full of black fruit flavors with melted tannins and a slight caramel undertone. Stunning from the 'Valley of Light' domaine. Wonderful with meat trays of sliced pork (porchetta with truffles, or Pata Negra if available) or baked chicken breast with stuffed prosciutto and cheese.
50% Cinsault, 50% Syrah
The Cinsault in this rosé imparts a fine, floral nose, while the Syrah lends a robust, alluring and harmonious palate. This delicate rosé took Silver at the 2016 Hérault Valley wine competition. The domaine is Terra Vitis certified in the appellation Terrasses du Larzac, considered one of the finest appellations in the Languedoc.
45% Carignan Noir, 45% Mourvèdre, 5% Grenache Noir, 5% Syrah
Carignan and Mourvèdre are the heart of this gorgeous full-bodied red, accented with Syrah and Grenache Noir. Aromas of spice and leather enhance silky tannins that blossom into a lingering, rich aftertaste without being heavy. Cuvée Le Grand Saut 2014 took silver at the 2016 Hérault Valley wine competition.
70% Grenache Blanc, 15% Roussanne, 15% Vermentino
An unfined and spontaneously fermented white wine from organic and biodynamic grapes with just the right amount of fruit, Les Chemins offers aromas of apricot and quince giving it unusual depth with delicious, unique fruit flavors with a slight herbal edge. The winemaker and her family’s connections to the land and world of wine can be traced back to the 16th century.
Exclusively Available in our Tasting Room
IGP Pays d'Oc
Pure and crisp, this organic Viognier harmonizes soft fruit and floral notes with just enough acidity to tantalize the palate. Organic Viognier is the speciality of the brilliant female winemaker, Verena Wyss.
65% Grenache Noir, 35% Carignan Noir
Enjoy this “hedonistic,” full-bodied red, redolent with spicy black fruit and crafted in accordance with the lunar calendar. An organic, biodynamic blend of Grenache Noir and Carignan Noir that’s complex, balanced and luscious.
50% Grenache Blanc, 40% Marsanne, 10% Roussanne
Bright acidity balances the citrus, fennel, and pineapple flavors in this blend of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, and Roussanne. The delightful mouthfeel resolves into a pleasing minerality and long finish. The domaine nurtures biodiversity in and around the organic vineyards, leaving the surrounding hedgerows, woodland and garrigue largely untouched.
AOP Saint Chinian
30% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre, 20% Carignan
Initiale Red is a classic Saint-Chinian blend — Syrah imparts spiciness and black pepper; Grenache Noir bestows soft fruit; Carignan expresses a rustic leather tone; and Mourvèdre offers warm hints of tobacco and chocolate. Aromas of blackberry and cherry jam are laced with toasted bread and pepper. A tender, joyful palate carries a trace of tannin, enhancing the finish.
70% Syrah, 30% Grenache
This Syrah-dominant, organic red shines like a ruby with pink cherry highlights. The taste is complex but not heavy and laced with aromas of blackberry and wild herbs of the garrigue. Black pepper and licorice are present as well. A silky mouthfeel and elegant, soft tannins balance the pleasant intensity.
85% Grenache Noir, 15% Mourvèdre
Food pairing: Let’s go high and low to show the versatility of this red: Beef Wellington or Juicy Charbroiled Burgers. This Athanor, the cauldron of the alchemist, can hang in there. Try it with Beef Tacos, Fajitas, and Roasted Cabrito (Goat). Or Chili con Carne. Or chill it and drink with Bouillabaise with Rouille Basil Crostini. A true magician in a bottle!
AOP Cotes de Roussillon Villages
Syrah, Grenache Noir
The nose of this Rhône-style blend bursts with blackberry jam, cherry, herbs and a touch of violets. The flavors are crisp, acid is bright and tannins are firm and grippy. This is the ultimate pleasure wine with friends. Serve slightly chilled.