The wine was then taken off its lees and put into French oak barrels where it aged for 12 months with regular racking. 1999 was another extraordinary vintage for Husch and this Pinot Noir stands out as one of the finest of this delicate varietal that we have ever produced. The color is bright cranberry red. Earthy berry aromas in the nose have nuances of spicy toasted oak, dried cherry, currant and tobacco. The wine has well integrated concentrated fruit flavors on the palate with a velvety smooth finish. This wine is a delicious accompaniment to a traditional lamb dish like Shepherds Pie and we also recommend it with grilled salmon, veal dishes or French Onion Soup.