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Freakshow Peasant

2011 Peasant, Traditional Rhone Blend, Paso Robles / $40.00
Right about now Soul Brother, the 2011 Peasant is all about the funk! Funk to me is the tragic Hero, the twist in the plot, the dark and brooding corner you are scared of. It’s what makes life interesting….from the pungent smell of French Cheese in all its stinky glory to the complex gaminess of Lamb. If this turns you on then the 2011 Peasant is the soundtrack to your life.

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Freakshow Anarchy

2012 Anarchy, Unconventional Rhone Blend, Paso Robles / $40.00
On the nose: Spicy, black pepper and deep black and red fruit, with notes of dried provençal herb.
On the palate: Rich, chewy black cherry with hints of cinnamon, trailing into a creamy oak finish that lingers .989 cases produced.

 

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Freakshow Anarchy

2011 Anarchy, Unconventional Rhone Blend, Paso Robles / $40.00
On the nose: Red fruit, cranberry, and raspberry fruit laced with cedar, pepper, and spice. On the palate: Dark red and brooding mood swings of mouth-watering Zinfandel fruit, heightened with bright acid which enhance the lush crushed velvet mouthfeel that goes on and on. 700 cases produced.

 

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Freakshow Monarchy

2009 Monarchy, Bordelaise, Paso Robles / $40.00
47% Malbec, 46% Petit Verdot, 7% Tempranillo
Regal (re·gal) of notable excellence or magnificence.
The nose is so dense it has a velvet texture. Boysenberry and blueberry laced with hints of lavender and rosemary, trailing into a savory crème brûlée. Drooling…. I want steak. On the palate, rich red fruit married with deep blueberry. Silky tannins build around the fruit seemingly forever. Long in its story, finishes with grace and eloquence.

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Freakshow Heretic

2009 Heretic, Petite Sirah, Paso Robles / $40.00
Bombshell (bomb·shell): one that is stunning, amazing, or devastating.
I have to say something about this color…deep, deep, deep red. Rich berry fruit on the nose. Savory herbs and spice, laced with cream. On the palate, Layers of red and blackberry fruit with sexy tannins that build incredible structure with velvet walls. A big, sexy monster, imposing, but surprisingly well mannered and graceful for its size. Ahhh…. The character of old vine fruit.

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Freakshow Loco 2011 Loco, Paso Robles / $40.00
Blend Includes: Tempranillo, Mourvedre & Petit Verdo. Oak Origin: French (Tronçais), Hungarian (Zemplén), Romanian (Carpathian Mountains) aged for 30 months On the Nose: Red berry fruit turning to dark berry fruit. Tar, boysenberry, and elderberry with hints of cream and dark chocolate On the Palate: Black fruit, boysenberry, cranberry, currants, and spice nestled into velvet tannins. The fruit is wrapped in cedar and oak trailing into a dark chocolate finish. The Bull is Out! Its time to run with him. NO FEAR!! 347 cases produced.
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Freakshow Phoenix

2011 Phoenix - 3 bottle set, Syrah, Paso Robles / $120.00
On the nose: Smoky forest floor and licorice burst into a lineup of lush red and black fruit. Blueberry, boysenberry, red raspberry with hints of smoky eucalyptus and spice...all laced with white and black pepper. On the palate: Red raspberry and strawberry fruit are balanced perfectly with lively acidity woven into a graceful tannin structure. Long on the palate with hints of black fruit, vanilla, spice and the brooding finish of a woman scorned... 294 cases produced.

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Freakshow Louis Cypher

2011 Louis Cypher, Eclectic Red, Paso Robles / $45.00
Varietal Composition: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Mourvedre, Souzou, Tinta Cao, Tannat, Alicante Bouchet, Petit Verdot, Teraldego. On The Nose: Dense Pomegranate, Strawberry and Rhubarb with hints of mocha and creamy Oak. On the Palate: Bright red fruit with vibrant acidity, it starts to define itself as cranberry, Pomegranate, and strawberry layers fold into a massive wave of tannin that hits the top of your mouth and spreads as it grows. Mouth filling tannins continue with more strawberry that morphs into a mocha chocolate finish that lingers, and lingers , and lingers… still lingering and lingering , it seems to go on forever…. This Wine is a Vampire! 415 cases produced.

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Freakshow Zinbitch

2012 Zinbitch, Zinfandel, Paso Robles / $30.00
A blend of three of the top West Side Vineyards in Paso Robles. The Dusi Vineyard, Preston Vineyard & Seven Oxen Vineyard. "The Best Of the West" play seamlessly together and become something more than they are as individuals. On the Nose: Raspberry, cranberry, & rhubarb laced with nutmeg and exotic spice with hints of vanilla oak. On the Palate: Rich raspberry fruit with bright acidity dances with cranberry, rhubarb & exotic spice. The big sexy mouthfeel is accented with grippy tannins that weave through the surprising massive structure. Generous red & black fruit run long on the palate and trail into a dried herb and subtle vanilla oak finish. "Like getting spanked with a velvet glove."

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Cypher Pistil Rose 2013 Pistil Rose, Paso Robles / $24.00
Grenache, Mourvedre, Zinfandel and Syrah / Kiler Canyon Vineyard & Dante Dusi Ranch. 100% Stainless steel fermentation with 20 hours of skin contact pre-fermentation. On the Nose: Fleshy watermelon, strawberry and kiwi with hints of anise and white pepper. On the Palete: Bone dry, bright, crisp and refreshing. Amazing body for a rose'! it's a little darker than last year because I left it on the skins a little longer to broaden the mouthfeel and expand the palatte. Strawberry, melon and rose geraintium with hints of white pepper on the finish. This is après pool in a glass… grab your sorong and lets go party!! 357 cases produced.
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Cypher Grenache

2012 Cypher Grenache Blanc, Paso Robles / $24.00
100% Stainless Steel Fermentation... No Wood! On the Nose: Wet black slate, river stone and mineral with passionfruit, grapefruit, fennel and hints of anise. On the Palate: Crisp acidity and bright fruit. Citrus, lemon verbina and passion fruit. Great balance between the acidity and mineral fruit. A perfect bed fellow for oysters! Incredible with lobster because the Acid will stand up to the heaviest butter or rich sauce. Get naked!!! Live the life worth Living! 220 cases produced.

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Cypher Chardonnay

2010 Cypher Chardonnay, Santa Barbara / $24.00
100% Stainless Steel Fermentation. Crisp apple and pear on the nose. Bright acid with tart granny smith apple. Rich mouthfeel with citrus and hints of river stone and mineral. Aging in the bottle gives adds complexity and takes the wine in a true white burgundy and Chablis direction. Stunning wine in need of oysters and lobster. 681 cases produced.

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Cypher Dante Dusi Zinfandel

2011 Dante Dusi Zinfandel, Paso Robles / $35.00
Gorgeous deep red ruby, bordering on a purple hue. Killer! On the Nose–Cherry, rhubard, raspberry, Christmas spice and leather laced with vanilla. On the Palate–Juicy cherry and raspberry fruit with hints of rhubarb. The mid palate is mouth filling with subtle tannins interwoven with vanilla and trail into a sexy toasty oak finish that lingers, and lingers, and lingers… 167 cases produced.

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Cypher Preston Vineyard Zinfandel

2010 Preston Vineyard Zinfandel, Paso Robles / $35.00
Bright Ruby red at the edges and goes dark in the depth of the glass. On the Nose–Bright and heady raspberry seamlessly blends into sweet vanilla with cedar and creamy exotic wood notes. On the Palate–Bright tart cherry and raspberry fruit with hints of rhubarb flow into silky vanilla and toasty oak. Long on the finish… this could keep you up for awhile. 200 cases produced.

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Cypher Preston Vineyard Zinfandel

2011 Seven Oxen Vineyard Zinfandel, Paso Robles / $35.00
Bright red raspberry, with perky acid that stands right up and says "Hi!" Rich, juicy, fruit fills the palate as the mouthfeel grows and turns to dried herb & spice. It trails to a lingering berry fruit finish.. 125 cases produced.

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Cypher Grenache

2012 Drop Dead Legs, Grenache, Paso Robles / $50.00
On the nose: Bright violet and lavender with black stone fruit and spice. On the palate: Black and red stone fruit turning bright with a hint of provençal herb, black cherry and laced with pepper and spice. Lively acid keeps the fruit bright and right up front with firm structure and mouthfeel dancing across the mid-palate. The flavors linger into a slow silky oak finish… it makes me think of lingerie.

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Cypher Mourvedre

2009 Los Alamos Vineyard, One Tree Hill Block Syrah / $50.00
On the nose: Violets and dark berry fruit with hints of cherry cola and cassis with hints of pepper and provencal herb. On the Palate: Rich plum, cherry and cassis with hints of grapefruit. On the mid palate the fruit is long and is complicated with hints of black pepper and provencal herb trailing into toasted oak laced with vanilla cream.

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Cypher Mourvedre

2011 Mourvedre, "El Pelon", Paso Robles / $55.00
Lush boysenberry fruit juxtaposed with cranberry turning to Black cherry in a dark and tragic dance lost in its adolescence, mouth-watering red fruit continues... draped in an intriguing tannic structure laced with hints of bay leaf that linger to a leathery finish wrapped in velvet oak and dark chocolate.... truly a sensation. 250 cases produced.

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Cypher Mourvedre

2010 Kiler Canyon Vineyard Paso Robles / $57.00
On the nose: Red berry fruit, spice and decadent crème brûlée, kissed with hints of toasty french oak. On the palate: Bright red strawberry fruit on top, with deep blueberry following. Long on the palate with a great balance of acid and mouthfeel, trailing into an elegant, languid oak finish. 249 cases produced.

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Cypher Mourvedre

2010 "Slayer", Paso Robles / $60.00
43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Petite Verdot, 14% Syrah, Paso Robles
Blackberry and raspberry nose runs deep into rich notes of toasted cedar. Black current and cherry, with long, lingering tannins that turns into a velvet mouth feel. The complex structure encapsulates rich blackberry fruit that finishes with sexy toasted oak laced with vanilla crème brûlée. 259 cases produced.

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2007 Gargoyle, Dessert Wine, Paso Robles / $35.00
Just like the stone encrusted creatures that woke up and caused mischief on the roof of the Gothic apartment building in Ghost Busters… the Cypher Gargoyle has risen! This bad boy has been sleeping for a long time… since 2007…in the dark corners of the Cypher barrel cellar. A brooding blend of port style wine made from exceptional dry farmed Zinfandel grapes of the Dante Dusi Vineyard, then aged for 5 years to create an unbelievably elegant, fruity, sexy beast. 312 half cases produced.

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Zinbitch

ZinBitch Rises!
The fact that we have made only 300 bottles of Zinbitch a year I thought was pretty cool. We were releasing it only to the wine club, but there was not enough to go around. What can I say, it was pretty special stuff, but it was so limited that it just pissed everyone off. Therefore, with the release of the 2010 vintage we bottled enough for the entire wine club. It is still very small production and will only be sold thru the wine club and tasting room.

Christian Tietje
ZinBitch, Winemaker

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