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.

Reaching New Heights
Tasting Reports

Reaching New Heights

California Pinot Noir excels in the 2018 and 2019 vintages

Sep 30, 2021
Reclaiming the True Sonoma Coast

Reclaiming the True Sonoma Coast

A small but dedicated group of vintners supports a division of the vast Sonoma Coast …

Sep 30, 2021
Pinot’s Magical Kingdom

Pinot’s Magical Kingdom

Mountain vineyards by the sea in northern Sonoma County

Sep 30, 2021
8 Bold Malbec Values from Argentina
Tasting Reports

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
News in Print

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
Tasting Reports

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
News

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
Travel

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
News in Print

Duckhorn Debuts on Stock Exchange

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

Jun 30, 2021