A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The biological function of a flower is to effect reproduction, usually by providing a mechanism for the union of sperm with eggs. Flowers may facilitate outcrossing (fusion of sperm and eggs from different individuals in a population) or allow selfing (fusion of sperm and egg from the same flower). Some flowers produce diaspores without fertilization (parthenocarpy). Flowers contain sporangia and are the site where gametophytes develop. Flowers give rise to fruit and seeds.
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  • Wine You Won’t Find, But Would Love

    … of the glass I loved the hint of mineral and flowers. There certainly was a bit of wood going on as well. The wine offered soft fruit like a peach but what got me was the creamy texture but still a delivery of well-balanced acid on the finish. The back story is compelling. John-Baptiste Ponsot is just 35 years old but has worked the vineyards since he…

    Howard W. Hewitt- 5 readers -
  • Wine of the Day January 20, 2015

    … sought after white wine in the world, one of the elite, along with Domaine de la Romance-Conti’s Le Montrachet, these two stand alone as the top Chardonnay wines for collectors, these two regularly see auction prices over $3,000 per bottle, sometimes much more. While it is hard to talk about a $350 bottle as a value or in fact post it as a wine… 4 readers -
  • Alan Kerr’s Vintage’s January 24th Release Notes

    … chewy texture, little hint of spice and an overly sweet finish. Find this wine 398685 BURÓ DE PEÑALOSA CRIANZA 2009 Ribera del Duero $23.95 A forceful mix of French and American oak, plenty of dark fruit, blueberry, tar, fresh flowers and coal dust; nicely balanced palate, some anise and bay leaf and a touch of heat on the finish, but overall…

    Alan Kerr/ Gang of Pour On Wine- 4 readers -
  • Wine of the Day January 19, 2015

    … Hoopes Napa is a lush and full bodied Cabernet with a deep purple/black hue, wonderfully elegant with creme de cassis, acacia flowers, smoke and mineral tones coming from the glass, on the palate rich and decedent fruit fill the mouth, showing blackberry, currants, dark cherry and plum as well as sweet tobacco, sage/spice, cinnamon stick, licorice… 4 readers -
  • The “Against Hoppy Beer” Debate: A Whine That’s Aging VERY Badly

    … already made their peace with what are sometimes called “excesses”: forward fruit, excessive tannins, lavish oak, over-extraction, terroir, etc., etc., etc. Craft beer fans have this new controversy in their teeth and are shaking it like the family dog gnawing down on a slipper. Have none of us ever stopped into some winery where we just didn’t like…

    The Pour Fool- 3 readers -
  • 2011 Scribe Cabernet Sauvignon

    …Andrew Mariani and Co party on at their Sonoma shack, where they are growing Sylvaner and Pinot... but this Cabernet comes from a leased site in Atlas Peak they call Outpost East... and its a beauty, with power and authority balanced with impeccable finesse... a nose of bell pepper, leather, toasty oak, chocolate and flowers prepares the palate…

    Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine- 4 readers -
  • Wines of the Week: Wines of Hourglass Estate

    … characteristics in the profile, adding gravitas and—dare I say it?—sobriety. I love bitter, and I love that these wines fearlessly leave my tongue, at last, with a bitter snap. It might take a little getting used to. 2013 Hourglass Sauvignon Blanc Estate Napa Valley 14.2% abv | $40 (sample) A spritely, poised Sauvignon Blanc produced from a single vineyard…

    Meg Houston Maker/ Maker's Tablein Cabernet Sauvignon- 9 readers -
  • Mindful Drinking Will Make Your Wine Taste Better

    … Over the last few years, the term “mindfulness” has steadily crept into mainstream American lingo, becoming an accepted secular pursuit rather than a “New Age” hippie philosophy ripped from the pages of Eastern religions (i.e., Buddhism). Articles outlining the benefits of mindfulness and techniques for observing it in daily life are published…

    Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINEin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Castello Dei Rampolla - Mini Verticals Of Sammarco & Vigna d´Alceo

    … Sverker invited some of us to taste a couple of vintages of Sammarco and Vigna d´Alceo. It turned out to be another great evening - thanks! But we started with two bottles of white wines, one with bubbles! Served blind. 2006 Felsen Türmchen Riesling Spätlese, Dönnhoff A fresh, light on it feet kind of nose with notes of pear ice cream, freshly…

    Barolistain Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Thorn-Clarke wines, South Australia

    …, pear-shaped tones of ripe red fruit, summer flowers, the backbone of pencil-shaving/minerality and the warmth of musk/forest aromas. The bouquet is inviting, the palate offering substantial yet well balanced acid and more of the trademark well-integrated tannin though these are more substantial then the previous blend. Great structure. ... Food…

    a chef's journey to learn winein Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Cavalchina Bianco di Custoza DOC 2013

    … golden-yellow. The nose is surprising, melon, guava, tart apple and a bouquet of flowers. This is a dry, balanced, fleshy wine. It tastes of peach, minerals and herbs, with apple and pear added on the mid-palate. There is lip-smacking acidity, nothing too much, but enough to let you know this wine is made to be paired with food. The finish is subtle…

    CHEAP WINE FINDER- 6 readers -
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