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.

8 Bold Malbec Values from Argentina
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8 Bold Malbec Values from Argentina

New reviews of affordable reds from the Mendoza region and beyond, all priced $21 or less

Jul 22, 2021
Sonoma’s Sebastiani and Clos du Bois Wineries Shuttered
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Sonoma’s Sebastiani and Clos du Bois Wineries Shuttered

The two Sonoma County wineries lose their homes and remembering wine visionaries Jim …

Aug 31, 2021
California Chardonnay: Power & Finesse
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California Chardonnay: Power & Finesse

Terroir-driven wines lead the charge to more refined and structured styles across the state

Jul 31, 2021
Sonoma Winemaker Dies in Car Crash
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Sonoma Winemaker Dies in Car Crash

Gary Farrell enologist Mark Osborne was killed when he was hit by a truck while riding his …

May 26, 2021
Napa and Sonoma Open Up
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Napa and Sonoma Open Up

From the vineyards to the city streets, new tasting rooms, resorts and restaurants refresh …

Jun 30, 2021
Duckhorn Debuts on Stock Exchange
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Duckhorn Debuts on Stock Exchange

Duckhorn Vineyards, the owner of labels such as Duckhorn, Decoy, Caleria and Kosta Browne, …

Jun 30, 2021
Au Bon Climat’s Jim Clendenen, Colorful Santa Barbara Pioneer, Dies at 68
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Au Bon Climat’s Jim Clendenen, Colorful Santa Barbara Pioneer, Dies at 68

From his Santa Maria Valley winery, Clendenen helped raise the quality of California …

May 17, 2021
Playbook for Progress
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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
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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