Generalizations about the style of any specific grape, many of which have been fairly reliable until recently, are now pretty much useless. Terroir and vinification play such a huge role in the way a wine tastes and feels that assuming a Gewürztraminer is sweet or a Merlot is soft is just not a safe bet.
Yes, many wines do conform to their stereotypes, but fewer and fewer do each year. Be careful with assumptions. Instead, taste, read and ask about wines as much as possible. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by many wines that you would have dismissed in the past because of their stereotypical descriptions, opening up a whole new world of scents and flavors for you to enjoy.