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.

The Merlot Factor
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The Merlot Factor

Standout bottlings from Napa Valley overperform on quality while holding the line on price

Nov 30, 2019
9 Argentine Malbecs that Pack a Punch
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9 Argentine Malbecs that Pack a Punch

These new reviews show off Mendoza's myriad terroirs

Oct 10, 2019
Seeing Is Believing
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Seeing Is Believing

California's Alexander Valley offers stunning views and superb wines

Nov 15, 2019
Charting a New Course in Carneros
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Charting a New Course in Carneros

Winemaker Anne Moller-Racke has helped grow the California region into a Chardonnay and …

Oct 15, 2019
Coastal Conquest
Tasting Reports

Coastal Conquest

California Pinot Noir is exploding in popularity and quality, with diverse sites and …

Oct 15, 2019
Auction Napa Valley Raises Nearly $12 Million for Charity
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Auction Napa Valley Raises Nearly $12 Million for Charity

The 29th annual Auction Napa Valley raised millions for charity, with glamorous lots and a …

Sep 30, 2019
Professor Chardonnay
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Professor Chardonnay

David Ramey’s equation for California’s premier white wine squares tradition and vision

Jul 31, 2019
California’s Chardonnay Heartland
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California’s Chardonnay Heartland

Sonoma County is at the center of the action, with sleek wines from cool-climate areas

Jul 31, 2019
Be Kind and Drink Wine: Auction Napa Valley Raises Nearly $12 Million for Charity
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Be Kind and Drink Wine: Auction Napa Valley Raises Nearly $12 Million for Charity

Totals were down at the landmark event, but spirits were high thanks to Katy Perry and help …

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