Tim Fish

Tim Fish

Senior Editor, Napa
Tasting Beats: California, Oregon, Washington, U.S. sparkling wines

About

Tim Fish joined Wine Spectator’s Napa office in 2001 and has been a senior editor since 2013. He is lead taster for the wines of Oregon and Washington, California Rhône-style reds and Zinfandels, and U.S sparkling wines.

Fish grew up in small-town Indiana, helping his dad at the grill with steaks cut by his butcher grandfather and taking cooking lessons from his mom. He studied journalism at Western Kentucky University, and after college worked for newspapers in the Midwest before moving to Sonoma County in 1989 to become the food and wine editor for the Press Democrat, covering Northern California wine country. He now lives in the town of Sonoma and has recently become a grandfather.

10 Winning Washington Reds at 90+ Points
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10 Winning Washington Reds at 90+ Points

New reviews of Syrah, Merlot, Grenache and blends from the Evergreen State, up to 91 points …

Nov 28, 2022
Rethinking Zinfandel in Sonoma
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Rethinking Zinfandel in Sonoma

Seghesio, a family and winery synonymous with the grape, is making changes in response to …

Nov 15, 2022
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As the head of Chateau Ste. Michelle, he was a guiding force in establishing the state's …

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8 Splendid Oregon Pinot Noirs Up to 92 Points
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8 Splendid Oregon Pinot Noirs Up to 92 Points

New reviews of stellar reds from Willamette Valley and beyond, most priced $35 or less

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Masters of California Chardonnay
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Masters of California Chardonnay

Elite winemakers Mark Aubert, Paul Hobbs and David Ramey share two vintages each of their …

Oct 28, 2022
The Mondavi Heritage
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The Mondavi Heritage

Robert Mondavi’s legacy lives on in Napa’s most talented winemakers

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Editors’ Guide to the 2022 Grand Tastings

What will be in our glasses? The Wine Spectator team shares don’t-miss wines, discoveries …

Oct 4, 2022
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Oregon Pinot Noir Star Lynn Penner-Ash Moves On

The Willamette Valley icon retires after four decades in the wine business

Sep 22, 2022
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Plus, Bordeaux vintner nabbed in counterfeit wine raid

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