Along with their handful of estate wines, they also produce a handful of wines from grapes sourced from other areas in California, including those bottled under the Surfrider label. Proceeds from these wines are partially donated to the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organization "dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves, and beaches" that maintains chapters around the world.
Winery - Rosenthal - The Malibu Estate
Location - Malibu, California
Wine - Surfrider 2007 Hang Ten Red
Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Appellation - California
Alcohol - 15.3% v/v
Price -$29 USD
Nose/Aroma - Cherries and burnt oak.
Palate/Flavors - Cherries, red currants, coriander, and old wood. Rather mouth-filling with good phenolic structure. Big wine but not overly bitter or astringent.
Food Pairing - Rigatoni with eggplant-tomato sauce.
Comments - Pretty tight, should mellow out nicely with a little bit of cellar time. I had a glass straight after opening, then decanted the rest for about a 30-40 minutes which allowed it to open up quite well. Good wine for a good cause!