Kabaj

Goriška Brda Pinot Sivi

9.1158 ratings
9.038 pro ratings
Goriška Brda, Primorje, Slovenia
Pinot Gris
Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, White Fish, Pasta, Pungent Cheese, Goat & Feta Cheese, White Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Potato, Nuts & Seeds, Salads & Greens, Herbs, Chili & Hot Spicy, Beans & Peas, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Oyster, Mussel, Clam, Chicken, Duck, Turkey, Oyster, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Christine Havens

For orange wine enthusiasts, the 2012 Kabaj Sivi Pinot, technically a Pinot Grigio, is this intriguing Slovenian example. Extended skin contact followed by full malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak barrique have endowed this wine with it's orange hue. The aromatics are subtle and layered—a fusion of cling peaches, decaying rose petals, and coriander. On the palate, oxidative notes are married to nervy acidity and pleasant, slightly bitter flavors of pear seeds, dried pink grapefruit peal and saline-rich minerality. 12.5% ABV | Sample

For orange wine enthusiasts, the 2012 Kabaj Sivi Pinot, technically a Pinot Grigio, is this intriguing Slovenian example. Extended skin contact followed by full malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak barrique have endowed this wine with it's orange hue. The aromatics are subtle and layered—a fusion of cling peaches, decaying rose petals, and coriander. On the palate, oxidative notes are married to nervy acidity and pleasant, slightly bitter flavors of pear seeds, dried pink grapefruit peal and saline-rich minerality. 12.5% ABV | Sample

4 people found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2016
Rob Moose

2011. Salty with caramelized brown sugar. This was great with starters and after dinner. Very versatile and interesting.

2011. Salty with caramelized brown sugar. This was great with starters and after dinner. Very versatile and interesting.

2 people found it helpfulMay 5th, 2014
Christine Martin

Sooooo good. Brown butter cake orange wine. Orange #3

Sooooo good. Brown butter cake orange wine. Orange #3

2 people found it helpfulApr 9th, 2014
Stanislav Lobanov

(15.5/20) Розовое вино с ароматами малины, брусники, красной смородины и мяты. Относительно высокая кислотность и мягкие таннины. Любопытное, но всё же не слишком захватывающее вино.

(15.5/20) Розовое вино с ароматами малины, брусники, красной смородины и мяты. Относительно высокая кислотность и мягкие таннины. Любопытное, но всё же не слишком захватывающее вино.

1 person found it helpfulJul 17th, 2016
Abraham Axler

A great to drink orange wine really is barely an inch removed from rose in color . Not a stunning one but has that great liminal quality that the style guarantees. Slovenia.

A great to drink orange wine really is barely an inch removed from rose in color . Not a stunning one but has that great liminal quality that the style guarantees. Slovenia.

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2016
Kristie Tacey

Orange wine, spicey, molasses, tannins

Orange wine, spicey, molasses, tannins

Jun 22nd, 2016
Bree Dusbiber

Skin-contact PG, came out screeching but settled into a long couple of fascinatingly delicious days. Musk-anointed with a seaside view; vixen-y right into a clever wink. Goddamn...

Skin-contact PG, came out screeching but settled into a long couple of fascinatingly delicious days. Musk-anointed with a seaside view; vixen-y right into a clever wink. Goddamn...

May 14th, 2016
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

9.1

Beautiful. All components effortlessly in equilibrium. Hard to do with this style of wine. Excessive skin contact. Weighty but doesn't linger except in all the good ways.

Beautiful. All components effortlessly in equilibrium. Hard to do with this style of wine. Excessive skin contact. Weighty but doesn't linger except in all the good ways.

Apr 27th, 2016
Craig Haarmeyer

Crazy good.

Crazy good.

Mar 24th, 2016
Paul Mabray

Founder VinTank

9.0

Falling in love with this style of wine. So delicious.

Falling in love with this style of wine. So delicious.

Nov 4th, 2015