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.

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10 Impressive California Chardonnays Up to 92 Points

New reviews of exciting and expressive Chardonnays from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino

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8 Argentine Malbec Values for $18 or Less

Argentina's Mendoza region is home to many of the world's most revered Malbecs, from …

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Chile's Collectible Cabernet
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Chile's Collectible Cabernet

A tasting of 30 vintages of Don Melchor reveals remarkable consistency and depth of flavor

Aug 31, 2020
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California Cool

A new style of cooler-climate Chardonnay has swept the Golden State, with richly flavored …

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Table Thoughts: Editors’ Favorite Dining Memories

Wine Spectator staff reflect on restaurants that are more than just a place to eat and …

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9 Outstanding California Chardonnays

New reviews of Golden State Chardonnays from Napa, Sonoma and Carneros, all earning 90 …

May 18, 2020
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Our editors share the wines and memorable moments—such as Thanksgiving in April—that are …

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