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.
45% Grenache Noir, 40% Syrah, 15% Cinsault
This elegant, fruity blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah and Cinsault is gentle and smooth in the mouth. Hints of blackberry and blueberry mingle with spicy notes of clove and bay leaf. A welcoming red, Cuvée Magali 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.
40% Bourboulenc, 30% Vermentino, 30% Clairette
Food pairing: Seafood heaven! Grilled halibut with pineapple-red pepper salsa; shrimp salad with chutney mayonnaise; seabass-cabbage spring rolls with ginger and chili dipping sauce. Delicious!
30% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah
This blend of organic Carignan, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre is deliciously complex. Luscious, ripe fruit mingles with spice, licorice and vanilla. As well, herbal notes deliver hints of the wild Mediterranean garrigue.
40% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah
This organic blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah enchants with deep red fruit on the palate followed by delicate herbs and spices and a rich finish. Tannins are firm, yet velvety. Made by a leading lady of Languedoc winemaking, Laurence Jougla, whose family vineyards are abundant in diverse soils, imbuing her wines with beautiful richness and softness.
AOP Cotes du Roussillon Village
60% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, 10% Carignan
This organic blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah and Carignan is a bouquet of violets and notes of black fruit grace. Seductive aromas of chocolate, blackberry and thyme enhance a mouth feel of elegant tannins. From one of the finest female winemakers of the Roussillon.
IGP St Guilhem Le Desert
41% Roussanne, 27% Viognier, 22% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Ugni Blanc
This pale gold wine entices with aromas of savory bayleaf, creamy hazelnuts and ripe pear. A smooth, mouth-filling palate of citrus and oak barrique tapers into a fresh finish that balances well with rich food. The domaine, Terre Des 2 Sources, is the realization of a dream shared by two couples — to find the best land and wine-growing environment and to craft exceptional wines.
60% Syrah, 30% Grenache,10% Mourvedre
This is a powerful, complex wine with ripe spice and herbal garrigue aromas, followed by red cherries on the palate and a fresh finish with rounded, velvety tannins and a hint of black olive.
AOP Côtes du Roussillon - Caramany Villages
65% Carignan, 20% Grenache, 15% Syrah
This organic blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah bewitches even before the first sip with its gorgeous, garnet color. Pure pleasure follows with aromas of black fruit, earth and flint. A silky mouthfeel and a fresh, spicy palate complement the elegant tannins.
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!
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.
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!