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.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Editors' Favorites for Wining and Dining at Home
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2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Editors' Favorites for Wining and Dining at Home

From stocking stuffers to splurges, the Wine Spectator team recommends go-to wine …

Nov 16, 2021
10 Satisfying California Chardonnays Up to 92 Points
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10 Satisfying California Chardonnays Up to 92 Points

New reviews of impressive Chardonnays from Sonoma, Napa, Monterey and beyond, priced $45 or …

Nov 15, 2021
An Exploration of Napa Cabernet
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An Exploration of Napa Cabernet

A showcase of elite California Cabernets stars Abreu, MacDonald, Bart Araujo’s Accendo and …

Oct 26, 2021
7 Rich Argentine Reds Under $30
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7 Rich Argentine Reds Under $30

Discover Argentina's Mendoza region with these new reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec …

Oct 21, 2021
From Tabloid to High Tech
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From Tabloid to High Tech

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A Legacy of Giving: The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation

A Legacy of Giving: The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation

Since its inception in 1982, the foundation has raised $30 million in support of wine and …

Nov 15, 2021
9 Exceptional Napa and Sonoma Chardonnays at 90+ Points
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9 Exceptional Napa and Sonoma Chardonnays at 90+ Points

These new reviews show a range of outstanding Chardonnay styles from Northern California

Oct 4, 2021
8 Bold Argentine Cabernets for $16 or Less
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8 Bold Argentine Cabernets for $16 or Less

New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon values from Argentina's Mendoza and Cafayate Valley …

Aug 26, 2021
Notes from the Coast
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Notes from the Coast

On the road again

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