In 1987, when all other Willamette Valley wine producers were focused on Pinot Noir, Rollin Soles had a different vision. He believed that Oregon was the best place in North America to grow cool climate grapes for sparkling wine. After making wine at Petaluma Winery in Australia, Rollin moved to Oregon and founded Argyle Winery, the state’s first sparkling wine production facility.
During his 27+ years with Argyle, Rollin crafted some of the most highly acclaimed New World sparkling wines, which made Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines three times, proof that he has mastered the sophisticated craft of fine Methòde Champenoise. Rollin’s vision has become a reality as the world continues to discover that the Willamette Valley’s cool, maritime climate is indeed ideally suited to world-class sparkling wine production.
ROCO is based on land that Rollin purchased in 1987. After leaving Argyle, Rollin established the ROCO label with his wife Corby to make premium wines from their Wits End vineyard.
"Seamless flavor has become an RMS Brut hallmark. Complex fruit mix of plum, red skinned apple, and yellow cherry is lifted upon bracing citrus acidity. Aromas of cherry, and Anjou pear are framed by vanilla spiced, shortbread like yeastiness. Despite high acidity, the mid-palate has a beautiful creamy, vanilla, and cracked yeast impression. Sit back and savor the very long, fresh finish, another RMS Hallmark." -- Rollin