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.

Editors’ Guide to the Grand Tour Tastings
Opinion

Editors’ Guide to the Grand Tour Tastings

The Wine Spectator team shares don’t-miss wines, discoveries and personal favorites to …

May 28, 2022
Cabernet Country
Tasting Reports

Cabernet Country

Washington's top red variety shines in recent vintages 

Jun 30, 2022
A Grower of Wine
People

A Grower of Wine

Tony Soter helped set the course for Napa Cabernet before championing Pinot Noir in …

Jun 30, 2022
In Praise of 2019 Zinfandel

In Praise of 2019 Zinfandel

Senior editor Tim Fish says this is a rare Zin vintage that achieves harmony and balance—an…

May 31, 2022
Late-Spring Frost Imperils Oregon and California Vineyards
News

Late-Spring Frost Imperils Oregon and California Vineyards

The extent of damage to vineyards and the 2022 crop in Willamette Valley, Lodi and the …

Apr 27, 2022
Pinot Noir in Washington State? Vintner Charles Smith Sees Potential
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Pinot Noir in Washington State? Vintner Charles Smith Sees Potential

The rebellious vintner, known for Syrah and Riesling, has been quietly cultivating a …

Apr 20, 2022
10 Marvelous Washington Reds at 90+ Points
Tasting Reports

10 Marvelous Washington Reds at 90+ Points

Dive into the Evergreen State with these new reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah …

Apr 11, 2022
Exclusive: Constellation Buys Oregon's Lingua Franca
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Exclusive: Constellation Buys Oregon's Lingua Franca

Master Sommelier Larry Stone's Willamette Valley winery joins Schrader and Booker in the …

Apr 7, 2022
Zinfandel According to Nalle
Winery Intel

Zinfandel According to Nalle

The Sonoma veteran's claret-style Zins are back in favor as the next generation refines …

Mar 30, 2022