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.

13 Delectable California Pinot Noirs Up to 91 Points
Tasting Reports

13 Delectable California Pinot Noirs Up to 91 Points

New reviews of impressive Pinot Noirs from California's Napa, Sonoma and Carneros regions

Jan 4, 2021
California Merlot’s Starring Role
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California Merlot’s Starring Role

This rich red takes the lead in a range of outstanding bottlings from recent vintages

Dec 15, 2020
California’s New Normal?
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California’s New Normal?

Dry years are nothing new for the state's winegrowing industry. But the reduced rainfall, s…

Dec 15, 2020
Auction Napa Valley Turns the Page
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Auction Napa Valley Turns the Page

The landmark charity fundraiser cancels its 2021 event as organizers chart out new format …

Nov 23, 2020
8 Captivating Malbec Values from Argentina
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8 Captivating Malbec Values from Argentina

Malbec's complexity and focus are on display in these new reviews of affordable wines from …

Nov 5, 2020
Carneros Cruising
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Carneros Cruising

Senior editor Kim Marcus believes that Carneros is one of the stars in the California …

Nov 15, 2020
Glass Fire Strikes Northern Napa Valley
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Glass Fire Strikes Northern Napa Valley

The Glass Fires wreak havoc in northern Napa Valley and parts of Sonoma County

Nov 15, 2020
9 Winning Napa Merlots Up to 92 Points
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9 Winning Napa Merlots Up to 92 Points

These new reviews show off Merlot's potential for impressive quality and value in Napa …

Oct 5, 2020
Napa's Winemakers Discover Scorched Vines and Close Calls
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Napa's Winemakers Discover Scorched Vines and Close Calls

Some vintners in Calistoga, Spring Mountain and Howell Mountain have been able to inspect …

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