Wine of the Week: 2007 Mountford ‘Liaison’ Pinot Noir

2007 Mountford 'Liaison' Pinot Noir
(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)

What a lovely expression of Pinot Noir from New Zealand’s Mountford estate. Elegant and smooth, this New World Pinot carries the taste of Santa Rosa plums and sweet Asian spices. The scent jumps right out of the glass — sandalwood, and something leafy and delicate.

In this weather, chill it just a bit and serve with roast chicken, sweetbreads or roast leg of lamb.

Region: Waipara Valley, New Zealand


Price: $29 to $35

Style: Rich and full-bodied

What it goes with: Roast chicken or leg of lamb

Where to find it: Flask Fine Wines in Studio City, (818) 761-5373,; Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463,; Mission Wines in South Pasadena, (626) 403-9463,; and Wally’s Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606,