Washington State

Upsidedown Wines is sourced from some of Washington State’s top vineyards. Kitzke Family Vineyards sits high up on Candy Mountain overlooking the Tri-Cities in Washington. Acreage on Candy Mountain is sparse, making for limited terroir-driven wines that are full bodied and structured. Dead poplar vineyard lies in Yakima Valley and produces floral aromatic reds with great depth.

“At Upsidedown, we strive to produce wines of outstanding quality that show true balance and sense of place. Letting the vineyard express itself, while guiding the juice through our wine making practices with minimal intervention and indigenous yeasts. By joining one of our clubs, you are helping us make an impact in others’ lives. You will be helping support some stand-out organizations and allow us to continue producing the wine we love. Our commitment is to produce top-tier terroir driven wines and support those less fortunate in the world around us. When you buy direct from us and join the club, we can double the amount given to our non-profit partners.” #drinkupsidedown

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​Method Red 2018

Ripe cherry and strawberry, cured meat, oak, smoke, white cheese. The flavor is intense, strawberry, cherry, salt minerals, ash, smoked meat, tannins, green pepper. Dark ruby color almost opaque. It is an interesting wine blend, 45% Nebbiolo, 30% Cabernet, 25% Malbec.


Cabernet 2016

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon The Gold Drop Candy Ridge Vineyard is a more darker fruited, earthy effort that has a medium-bodied, nicely textured, balanced style on the palate. Coming from a site in the Yakima Valley, it shows more attractive floral and spice notes with time in the glass, has considerable elegance, and displays a perfumed style that builds with time. The blend is 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot which spent 22 months in 50% new French oak. This boasts an array of ripe dark plums and blackberries with oak spice that’s nicely laced throughout the nose and palate. The ripeness is in check and the cabernet holds sway at the finish in impressive style.
92 Pts. from James Suckling.


The BDX 2015

The nose is a pungent ripe blueberry and raspberry with cured meat, tomato leaf, salt minerals, pepper, walnut. Dark overripe strawberry color. Full body. Just rich and delicious coming into its own even more. Bordeaux Style Blend Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.


Grenache 2018

The 2018 Grenache Gold Drop Collection Dead Poplar Vineyard comes from a site in the Yakima Valley and is 95% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre. It was 40% destemmed and spent 22 months in 15% new French oak. Its medium ruby hue is followed by a pretty, medium-bodied, elegant wine with fine tannins, good overall balance, and Côtes du Rhône-like notes of ripe strawberry and cherry fruits as well as peppery spice and floral hints. Aromas of red plums, raspberries, earth and herbs. Some chocolate orange, too. It’s medium-bodied with tight-grained tannins. Juicy and layered with excellent texture and freshness. Flavorful, spiced finish. Drink or hold.
94 Pts. from James Suckling.


Field Blend 2017

A blend of Mourvedre (60%) with Grenache (35%) and a touch of Syrah (5%), the ‘Gold Drop Collection Field Blend’ shows lovely red fruit aromas that meld with the smoky undertones on the nose. The palate has a polished texture with wonderful freshness and verve. Enjoy this beautiful bottling over the next decades. A fresh, linear red with dried-strawberry, floral and light blanched-nut character. Medium body, fine tannins and delicate, berry and chocolate flavor at the end. Soulful red. Drink or hold.
93 Pts. from James Suckling.