Palmeri Wines

Connoisseurs' Guide to CA Wine
90PTS – 2011 Dark & Brooding
"...pepper and woodsy spice sit to the rear of well-defined, blackberry fruit first in the nose and then again in the flavors of this ripe and nicely filled wine. Balanced and well-sustained on the palate."

Connoisseurs' Guide to CA Wine
89PTS – 2011 Van Ness Syrah
"...more savory than sweet in its array of meaty spice and ripe berries, Palmeriā€™s High Elevation Syrah is another solid success in 2011 and hits all of the varietal marks."

2014 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
SILVER – 2011 Van Ness Syrah

2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
GOLD – 2011 Van Ness Syrah
SILVER – 2011 Dark & Brooding

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Peg's Wine Picks 1.12.14
2011 Dark & Brooding

Peg's Wine Picks 12.9.13
2011 Van Ness Syrah

2013 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
SILVER – 2008 Stagecoach Cabernet

2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
SILVER – 2008 Stagecoach Cabernet

Connoisseurs' Guide to CA Wine
90PTS – 2008 Stagecoach Cabernet
"Wonderfully rich aromas of currants and cream and caramel are so succulent and outgoing... insistently fruity and never wanders off course, ... finish is rife with cassis and sweet spice."

2012 Riverside Int'l Wine Competition
GOLD – 2006 Stagecoach Cabernet
GOLD – 2005 Stagecoach Cabernet/Syrah
SILVER – 2008 Stagecoach Cabernet

2012 Sunset Int'l Wine Competition
GOLD – 2006 Van Ness Syrah
SILVER – 2008 Stagecoach Cabernet

2012 San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition
Double Gold – 2006 Van Ness Syrah

2012 LA Int'l Wine & Spirits Competition
Gold, 92 PTS – 2006 Stagecoach Syrah
Gold, 90 PTS – 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

People are tasting and talking...

Selected by Oprah's "O list"!...
This is a delight for us. The January issue of O Magazine featured our Umpqua Valley Gewurztraminer in the "White Essentials Super Flight" collection designed by The story of Silk Purse is simple: Kerry's wanderings around the country as a wine consultant took him to many premium vineyard sites with absolutely delicious fruit. It became obvious to us that we needed to launch a small second brand and so we have focused on obtaining the highest quality fruit to pour into our Silk Purse line of wines.

"Kerry Damskey is only happy when he’s making wine—even if he has to go to India to do it...Some people have that ability, that knack of raising you up to their level of blissful connectedness to the world."
From North Bay Biz Special Wine Issue
by Richard Paul Hinkle, Harvest, 2007

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We had so much fun meeting with other women winemakers at the What Women Want Grand Tasting event, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco in June. The distinguished panel of the National Women's Wine Competition chose our Palmeri 2002 Cabernet Syrah for the 2007 Judges Choice Grand Sweepstakes Award.
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"Damskey finds inspiration in fusion cuisine.."
Press Democrat, August 2006
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91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide
to California Wine
2002 PALMERI Stagecoach Vineyard Napa Valley Syrah
"If not the most outgoung, fruit-bomb-style Syrah around, this deep and fairly complete effort certainly has enough ripe fruit at its heart to provide a solid platform for its complex mix of spice, stones, black pepper and dried berries. It is full in palate weight and firms at the back under the impact of normal tannins and balancing acidity, and, while it carries a hint of overripeness, it is table wine first and foremost."

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, July 2005

"Wine of the Week: 2002 Palmeri Syrah"
From the St. Helena Star
by Alan Goldfarb, April 14, 2005

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"Kerry Damskey launches Palmeri Wines"
From Napa Register's What's Upvalley column
by Paul Franson, March 2, 2005

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90 points, Wine Spectator
"Intense and concentrated, with pretty floral, wild berry and blackberry flavors that are tightly wound and focused, with
touches of smoky oak folding in nicely, hints of tobacco
and cedar. Drink now through 2010. 165 cases made."

Wine Spectator, April 2004

"2001 Palmeri Stagecoach Syrah – Bang! Kerpow! Crash! Explosion of flavor,
great debut wine"

From Vinography, "Rhone Style Wines in California:
A Report from the Rhone Rangers Event."

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