Cellar Craft CC Late harvest Riesling SG 1.024

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We racked our riesling last weekend (this is second racking so f-pack has been added) and the SG was 1.024. We made this wine a few years ago and it was a very sweet wine obviously, being a late harvest...but 1.024 seems a bit high. Is this a normal reading for a sweet desert wine?

I didn't take any notes the last time we made this so I have nothing to compare it to.
 

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We racked our riesling last weekend (this is second racking so f-pack has been added) and the SG was 1.024. We made this wine a few years ago and it was a very sweet wine obviously, being a late harvest...but 1.024 seems a bit high. Is this a normal reading for a sweet desert wine?

I didn't take any notes the last time we made this so I have nothing to compare it to.
Being a late harvest, it is a dessert wine and should be very sweet.
Just curious, what was the ending SG before you racked off of secondary and added the F-pack?
 

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Actually I think 1.024 S.G. is a little low for a dessert wine. I'm nearing the end of making a batch of WE Okanagan Peach Ice Wine and my ending S.G. is going to be around 1.050 S.G.
 

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That's good to know Dokki, thanks. The late harvest is not going to be nearly as sweet as an ice wine but that's the kind of reference I was looking for.

Thanks again.
 
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