By drinking I mean something that's pleasant to sip alone - I find some wines really are happier with a food pairing of some kind to help with the level of acidity or otherwise finish out the flavor, but this time I'm looking for something that stands alone nicely.
My mother wants to start drinking more red wine for health reasons, and apparently Melbac is particularly good for her needs. (Something about the altitude and the influence that has on the nutritional content.) Unfortunately I don't drink a lot and so I'm not sure what to suggest for her. I have had a Melbac that was similar to what I think she wants, but naturally I can't remember what the heck it was. So I'm hoping folks have suggestions that I can go looking for. :)
Price-wise it needs to be something affordable with drinking it regularly in mind - maybe $10-$15 a bottle? (It's been so long since I properly shopped for wine I can't remember if that's a reasonable price these days or not!) And also I'm in Pennsylvania, so there may be issues getting some wines since we only have the state stores here and while they do pretty well, there are some things they just don't have. So if you have more than one suggestion that's even better since hopefully I'll be able to find at least one. :)
(I'm going to sneak in a wine storage question, too - she's really the only one who will be drinking it, do those hand pump vacuum wine sealers actually work well enough to be worth getting her one as a gift? She's planning on a single glass a day, so once opened she will want to store the bottle in the fridge while she finishes it.)