Starting as Zaca Mesa Winery's first winemaker in 1977, Ken Brown went on in 1984 and spent his following 20 years as founder and winemaker of Byron Vineyard and Winery. After this great achievement he launched the Ken Brown label in 2003. I am enjoying his 2004 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir tonight. This is not my first bottle of this wine and certainly not the last. I think it is a good value at only $22.98 at http://www.wine-searcher.com/.
It has plum and cherry on the nose with dark raspberry and cherry on the palate. The nice rounded tannins ends in a lingering finish. Although a little "plain" this is a good, approachable and enjoyable Pinot that will not break your bank.