Earlier this week I drank a 2010 Al Fresco Pinot Grigio from the Veneto that ran me about $10.
I was trying to identify the notes in this wine; the label says pear, and I guess that's as good a guess as any. Fairly fragrant on the first night.
Most wines overnight ok in the fridge corked back up, but for some reason this one didn't, and I only went one day before returningto finish it. On the second day, the flavor was gone and it was almost offputting. I didn't finish the bottle.
But for pasta salad or a light summer grill, if you'll be downing the bottle in one sitting, a nice pinot grigio.