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James Cole Winery

5014 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558
(707) 251-9905
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Ranked #131 of 201 activities in Napa
Type: Wineries
Description: Great boutique winery I just visited in the Napa Valley. Please list this so we can review it! Thanks.
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San Clemente, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

A friend of mine introduced me to James Cole Winery a couple years ago while I still lived in Washington State. I was hooked from that point on and knew I had to visit the winery as soon as I could. Moving to California made that goal easier. When starting down the Silverado Trail from the south end in Napa,... More

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Jamestown, North Carolina, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

And they have great wines, too! Nice tasting room, very relaxing, very groovy! We enjoyed the chard, and the music, and the servers.

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We added this as our last stop one a wine tour after our friends recommended it. We made and appointment and accidentally went to the house first instead of the tasting room. This mishap made us a few minutes late for our appointment in the tasting room. When we arrived to the tasting room we were actually scolded for being... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We recently visited for a wine tasting and found the wines to be very average. This wasn't helped by the poor presentation of the two girls delivering the tasting who seemed very 'light' on wine varietals and world history of wines. The tasting itself was expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This winery is new-ish having the 1st production vintage 2003. They do big cabs, a great Malbec and some spectacular blends. The tasting room is staffed by regulars who have been with the winery from the beginning. They are friendly and knowledgeable. The wines are a bit pricey but they stand up to the best in Napa. Beautiful setting right... More

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Clarksville TN
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stopped here on a whim and it was one of our favorite visits of the week. Lovely wines and our tasting bar host Dustin had a wicked sense of humor along with excellent knowledge of the wines. Nice intimate setting and a fun visit.

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

I found this place from a recommendation of a local. The tasting was incredible and I found Coles wine one of the very best I tasted while in Napa. If you get the chance you will not be disappointed at your visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This is a small privately owned winery. We were looking for sweet wines and all they had was a Merlot ice wine. Now, I am an amateur when it comes to wines so I am not sure how a Merlot is suppose to taste but this one is sweet with incredible flavor. The grapes are from a vineyard in Canada... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

We did a tasting here. The surroundings are nice. The wines were average.

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novato, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

we love going to james cole winery at the foot of the silverado trail just across from oak knoll rd. the cabs and malbec are truly excellent and if you can snag a taste of the 2005 cab, you will get some lovely hints of eucalyptus in your taste buds as well. the wine tasting experience is also a lot... More

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