John Selman, Realtor, Broker, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Carefree

Escaping to Payson’s moderate climate and The Rim Club GC, 401 S Decision Pine

So few people know about Arizona’s geography, with our rim country changing the elevation and weather, running across the middle of this state. Just a magnificent 90 minute drive from either Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, or Scottsdale’s private JetPort, this is a...
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Seven Canyons Country Club, Sedona AZ

          $8,899,999 price Custom 8900 sf home on approx. 1.7 acres. Designed by Terry Kilbane, no expense was spared: The windows and doors are from Austria, the house boasts antique fireplaces, custom designer finishes, an elevator and a separate guest...
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Luxury, Security & Style in Scottsdale-Paradise Valley

A perfect second home ideally located near the Scottsdale Waterfront adjacent to the town of Paradise Valley. A rare opportunity to own the most popular floor-plan single level home in highly sought-after gated 7600 Lincoln. This updated home is light & bright w/an open split...
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Bold Contemporary Villa in Santa Ynez

Sitting atop a spectacular ridge with endless views over the Santa Ynez Valley is a stunning contemporary home designed by renowned architect Frederick Fisher. The entire structure is clad in corrugated Cor-Ten steel and is punctuated by vast expanses of glass to take advantage...
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Best Buy Big Reds #1 Summer ’13

Because I can’t think about crisp summer wines without imagining a big hefty red with some of my evenings! Casa Lapostolle’s Clos Apalta ’08 or ’09 (Heck, any well priced vintage will be fabulous) Clos Apalta from the Colchagua Valley, is always one of Chile (and the world’s) top...
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Summer Whites #1

Some Great buys in Summer Whites, with a few sneaking over here from Greece! 2012 Ken Forrester Petit Chenin, Stellenbosch Ken is trying to provide maximum jobs in his community-which needs them, and still maintain a commitment to farming sustainably, while pruning and harvesting...
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The Wine: ’11 Owen Roe Ex Umbris Syrah, Columbia Valley

Tasting the mature 2003 Owen Roe Dubrul Cabernet reminds me of just how fabulous and overlooked our American Syrah is. Generally more approachable and complex, with slightly softer tannins than their Cabernet rivals, these wines can be the best bang for the buck in rich domestic...
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The Wine: 2012 Bodegas Muga Rosado

Summer Rose should be crisp, interesting yet subtle, well balanced, with just the right amount of acid and tannin to show off food, and it should be affordable, while feeling fabulously exclusive, and reminding you of time with friends or expensive flings along the Med (or our...
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Casa Escobar : Westlake Village – A Mexican Companion for Big Reds

2809 Agoura Rd Westlake Village CA 91361 805-777-7747 It’s not on the menu, but order “Russel’s Nachos”, the owner’s namesake dish that the servers and kitchen know by heart. It is the perfect foil for a big, powerful red, made with grilled filet mignon, that is perfectly...
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D’Avanti Enoteca : Sadly, it’s Closed-Italian Comfort Food in Paradise Valley / Scottsdale

6316 N. Scottsdale Rd. 480-659-1800 Having been a little underwhelmed by Mia Francesca at DC Ranch, and hearing that the old Quilted Bear restaurant spot at Lincolnand Scottsdale was to be occupied by another of Francesca’s corporate concepts, I admit I wasn’t very excited...
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The Wine: ’03 Owen Roe DuBrul Cabernet Sauvignon

While tasting the latest bold 2011 Ex Umbris Syrah release from Owen Roe this weekend, I was lucky enough to savor the last of my Owen Roe Cabernet Sauvignon, Dubrul Vineyard ’03 from Yakima Valley in Washington. I was always asked how these wines would age, and it’s reassuring...
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