Kim Marcus

Kim Marcus

Senior Editor, Napa
Tasting Beats: California, Argentina, Chile

About

Kim Marcus joined Wine Spectator’s San Francisco office in 1988 and was reassigned to New York in 1993. He became Wine Spectator’s managing editor in 1999, and returned to California in 2017 to take on the role of bureau chief at the Napa office. He has been a regular taster since 1990 and is lead taster for California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as the wines of Argentina and Chile.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Marcus was introduced to wine as a teenager while living and working in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. His first job after college was as a reporter and then editor of the St. Helena Star, a weekly newspaper published in Napa Valley. A native Californian, Marcus lives in Napa and splits his free time between San Francisco and a cabin in the Sierra Nevada.

Playbook for Progress
Tasting Reports

Playbook for Progress

Chile’s top producers up their game with stellar values and ageable gems

May 31, 2021
13 California Value Reds Up to 91 points
Tasting Reports

13 California Value Reds Up to 91 points

New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and more from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and …

Mar 29, 2021
Duckhorn Debuts on New York Stock Exchange
News

Duckhorn Debuts on New York Stock Exchange

Trading begins at $18.60 for Napa Valley–based luxury wine brand portfolio. Can it gain …

Mar 18, 2021
California’s Central Coast Makes Its Case
Opinion

California’s Central Coast Makes Its Case

The Golden State’s winemaking destiny will include this emerging grapegrowing region

Apr 30, 2021
7 Bold Mendoza Malbecs Up to 90 Points
Tasting Reports

7 Bold Mendoza Malbecs Up to 90 Points

New reviews of rich reds from one of Argentina's top regions, all priced at $22 or less

Mar 11, 2021
Napa's Duckhorn Files Papers to Go Public with Stock Offering
News

Napa's Duckhorn Files Papers to Go Public with Stock Offering

The growing premium wine company, which owns brands from Decoy to Kosta Browne, made a …

Feb 23, 2021
13 Diverse Napa and Sonoma Wines to Explore
Tasting Reports

13 Diverse Napa and Sonoma Wines to Explore

New reviews of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and more from California, up …

Feb 22, 2021
Wine Auctions: Commercial Houses Innovate and Thrive
News in Print

Wine Auctions: Commercial Houses Innovate and Thrive

Plus, Auction Napa Valley cancels its 2021 charity event as organizers chart out a new …

Mar 31, 2021
Solomon and Luna of Hudson Ranch & Vineyards
Dogs

Solomon and Luna of Hudson Ranch & Vineyards

Grapegrower Lee Hudson's Lurchers are always by his side as he patrols his Carneros ranch

Mar 31, 2021