Flowers

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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  • Ponzi Willamette Valley Travola 2011 Pinot Noir

    … Ponzi Willamette Valley Travola 2011 Pinot Noir, $20.39-$26.99, 87 points, poured a bright cranberry/pomegranate red with a very broad clear rim. The most interesting smells of mint and red cherry were quite good. Medium-bodied with good acidity and mildly drying tannins carried flavors of cherries, tart pomegranate, flowers, and marjoram. Easy spice notes with eucalyptus and a well integrated 13.3% alcohol climaxed another Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Index-of-reviewed-wines …

    Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-manin Pinot Noir- 4 readers -
  • Flowers or turkeys?

    …Peter, Paul and Mary sang: Where have all the flowers gone? Wild Turkeys -- Erin, Ontario In wine terms the question becomes: How do conglomerates handle the tons of grapes and juices that remain following each vintage - the leftovers? Surely some Executive is charged with the responsibility of finding a way to turn these into a windfall? and I…

    StrictlyTasting- 2 readers -
  • 2012 Vina Robles ‘Red4,’ Paso Robles

    … this to be a complex cuvee, and it is. Briary raspberry, red flowers, earth, black pepper and a hint of blue fruit waft from the glass. The wine is quite smooth in the mouth, picking up a black licorice note. Moderate fine-grained tannins and a hint of petroleum emerge in the finish, which lingers. This is a lot of wine for the money. MSRP: $17 (November…

    Wine Linesin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • 2009 Domaine Királyudvar “Pezsgö” Brut Oh boy, this...

    … 2009 Domaine Királyudvar “Pezsgö” Brut Oh boy, this is some special stuff - sparkling wine from Hungary! A really lovely color of pale gold. Lots of classic champagne notes on the nose - yeast, apple, lemon, and shortbread. Lovely mousse (bubbles) on the palate. Lemon crème initially makes way to stone with golden flowers, hint of shortbread, crushed cashews, and a touch of bread with burnt honey. Really, really lovely. 5/5 bones $$ Furmint, Hárslevelu 13% abv Tokaj, HUNGARY …

    Shiba Sommelier- 5 readers -
  • Wine of the Day November 21, 2014

    …, white peach, apple-skin, papaya and sea brine with loamy earth and wild herbs. This is vivid, eye popping Gruner with citrus rind and pip bitter elements, it finishes dusty crisp and vigorously fresh, this is glorious and would be a must have with food wine, enjoy with sea food, pork and poultry and lighter not overly spicy Asian cuisine, drink from 2015 to 2022. ($43 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive This entry was posted in Wine Articles, Wine Reviews on November 21, 2014 by admin.…

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  • Campogiovanni 2009 Brunello Di Montalcino

    … Campogiovanni 2009 Brunello Di Montalcino, $39.19-$48.99, 92 points, appeared brick red toward the glass shallows trending a dark red cherry at the core. Cherries, flowers, and a hint of coffee on the nose were good. The medium body carried good acidity with strong, but manageable tannin. Flavors followed the nose with early intense floral…

    Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man- 3 readers -
  • Exceptional wines for any kind of dinner event

    … giving hierarchy. There should be something for every person you know for any kind of dinner event. Let’s begin with Stemmari Wines. This company is helping out our fallen heroes by partnering with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) in honor of the Allied Invasion of Sicily in World War II. The Sicilian wine brand donates part…

    Linda Kissam/ FoodWineTravelChix- 2 readers -
  • LAFITE RESERVE SPECIALE PAUILLAC 2010

    … appreciable in French wine: hints of earth and dark fruit, faint scents of dried flowers. The wine is medium bodied. Oak is present but not intrusive. Its fruit carries to the finish, but is well balanced so that the whole is better than its individual components (cinnamon, vanilla. mocha, blackberry, cedar, leather, forest). Its tannins are smooth…

    Wine Mizer- 1 readers -
  • Hob Nob Pinot Noir 2012

    … The Hob Nob Pinot Noir 2012 is sourced from vineyards in the Languedoc region of southwest France. This is a Vin de Pays d”Oc wine also known as an IGP wine, that rating shows that the wine has the characteristics of the wines of the region, but do not follow the rules and standards of the AOC or higher rated wines. There are a 100 reasons why…

    CHEAP WINE FINDERin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Haywire Lunar New Year Red and White 2015 Hit the Spot

    … and Viognier flavours that complemented all our Chinese dishes. Haywire Lunar New Year White 2013 Haywire Wine Lunar New Year Red 2012 ($22.90) Their red is a blend of Gamay Noir with Syrah. It is medium ruby garnet in the glass. Aromas of cassis, plums, blueberries, and other berry fruits. Dry with soft tannins. Heavier mouthfeel. Blueberry…

    MyWinePalin Syrah Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Wining through the holidays…

    …? The Goddess of Wine tends to favor wines with good acidity to counter the fatty content of many of the tasty accompaniments to a hopefully moist and well-seasoned turkey. Oh, and I tend to lean more towards red wines, so here are some suggestions, all of which are locally available. Zinfandel is a variety of black-skinned wine grape. DNA fingerprinting…

    Goddess of Winein Cabernet Franc Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • 1999 Brunello di Montalcino, Fanti Tenuta San Filippo

    … and complex. Fresh violets after a while. Still young. The taste is taut and impressive with a great mouthfeel and notes of red and black cherries, warm gravel, sweet flowers, rosemary and a touch of bonfire. A very long, intense finish with plenty of well mannered tannins. This will benefit from 3-5 years in the cellar, if I can hold my corkscrew away for that long... 94p (tasted 2014/11) …

    Barolista- 1 readers -
  • 2012 Chanin Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard

    …Gavin Chanin guides an impressive portfolio of Pinots and Chardonnays from Santa Barbara vineyards including this one, from Santa Rita Hills... presented in a bottle that features his own impressive abstract paintings, its a gorgeous, subtle but intense wine with a nose of tart apple, cinnamon and lavender... that paves the way for more tangy…

    Andrew Wells/ Wells On Winein Chardonnay- 4 readers -