This unusually cool, wet year played into the spicy, fragrant, elegant style that the couple chase. This wine comes from the Gateway vineyard in Seaview; in subsequent years the Syrah has been a blend from a couple of vineyards. The 2011 Syrah has a touch of greenness to funky nose and palate and the marked acidity of the year. I much preferred the more muscular fruited 2012 and 2013. The 2011 included 15% whole bunches and was aged in French oak puncheons (60% new – significantly higher than in subsequent years).