1996 Callaway Chenin Blanc, Temecula ($7).
All hail a perfect summertime white! It's lively, fruity, fresh, racy and -- best of all -- cheap. Kudos to Callaway for being one of the few California wineries to get its chenin blanc of the previous vintage to market in time for the season when its honeyed, peachy, melony flavors can be best appreciated. Buy this charming wine by the case and finish it before Labor Day.