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

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Crest “H3”, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

Anytime I come across a fruit driven wine with great acidity and a reasonable amount of complexity in the $10-$15 range, I want to sing its praises. The Horse Heaven Hills wines remind me a lot of a great Alexander Valley Cabernet, where the tannins ripen and the wine is more...
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The “Log Mahal”, Majestic Mountain Retreat. 901 N Indian Paintbrush Circle, Payson AZ

One of the most magnificent homes in the state is found at The Rim Club.  This spectacular mountain retreat overlooking the 7th hole is known as ”The Log Mahal”. This property is a dream purchase for the ultimate golfer or outdoorsman. Elegantly sprawling over 10,000...
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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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