Doug, my generalized experience with Bernardines specifically and 00's in general is that Bernardines can sleep intermittently, but that 00 southern Rhones are drinking fairly well right now. It seems to be a riper vintage, more like 98 than 99 or 01, which in my experience were more structured. But I could be all wrong--that's my limited experience talking, not academic knowledge of what actually happened. If you drink that one, do you have a backup for 07-08?
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov